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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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March 10th 2014:Carnivore and Human Conflict: The Sledgehammer Effect

One of the oldest conflicts is that between humans and carnivores and whether we are willing to share resources with them. As increased meat production on both public and private lands that historically provided prey in abundance for carnivores is turned to livestock ranching, we see increased conflicts and competition for the resources the land provides- for us and for wildlife. My guest today, Ron Thompson has been intimately involved with large carnivore conservation can tell you that killing all carnivores in an area simply increases livestock predation rates. Now, with Primero Conservat

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Ron Thompson has more than four decades as wildlife biologist, range conservationist, wildlife manager and law enforcement supervisor. He's worked with the US Forest Service and 20 years as the Arizona Game and Fish Department's statewide big game habitat program manager and large carnivore biologist for mountain lions and black bears. He is now co-owner in the nonprofit organization Primero Conservation, programs using non-lethal methods to reduce mountain lion predation on endangered desert bighorn sheep. For the past 10 years he’s worked closely with established jaguar conservation areas and private ranch owners in Sonora, Mexico in efforts directed at improving native prey populations a
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world One of the oldest conflicts is that between humans and carnivores and whether we are willing to share resources with them. As increased meat production on both public and private lands that historically provided prey in abundance for carnivores is turned to livestock ranching, we see increased conflicts and competition for the resources the land provides- for us and for wildlife. My guest today, Ron Thompson has been intimately involved with large carnivore conservation can tell you that killing all carnivores in an area simply increases livestock predation rates. Now, with Primero Conservation, Ron has turned his wildlife management skills and knowledge of carnivores to working with private landowners and ranchers in finding non-lethal methods reduce predation on domestic livestock- from reintroducing native prey to collaring and data on livestock predation- specifically for the animals being blamed for it-mountain lions and jaguars. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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