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Scientists Put Attitudes Toward Tigers On the Map
July 16, 2013
A survey of neighbors in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, which is home to some 125 adult tigers, reveals that views of wildlife conservation are not shaped by a person's contact with a tiger--i.e., a scare, an attack or losing livestock--but by a person's social and economic status. Neighborly feelings toward carnivores, they find, is something of a luxury.
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