To Know A Tiger Is At Least To Start Tolerating Them, Study Shows
To protect a dangerous and endangered animal -- be it a tiger in Nepal or a wolf in Michigan -- you really do have to ask people "how do you feel about your predatory neighbor?" Effective conservation calls for not only figuring out what protected species need -- like habitat and food sources. It also requires an understanding of what it takes for their human neighbors to tolerate them. A Michigan State University doctoral student studying tigers in Nepal found that those feelings can provide critical information on how best to protect species.
Image credit: Sue Nichols, Michigan State University CSIS