Scientific Truth or Social Tolerance? The Influence of Public Stakeholders on Large Carnivore Management in North America

Zoe Hanley

School of Environment, Washington State University

Zoë Hanley received her master’s degree in Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology from Frostburg State University, Maryland, USA. She is currently a member of the Large Carnivore Conservation Laboratory at Washington State University conducting her doctoral research on wolf-livestock interactions in Washington, USA. Primary research goals include developing risk assessment maps denoting areas at potential risk of livestock depredation by a recolonizing wolf population. Her master’s research involved assessing seasonal variation in habitat associations for bobcats [Lynx rufus] and fishers [Martes pennanti] and she has worked on multiple mesocarnivore projects for the IUCN River Otter Specialist Group and the U.S. Forest Service.


Since the 1980s, populations of gray wolves (Canis lupus) and grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) have recolonized areas from which they were formerly extirpated in the western United States. Public opinion regarding... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Zoe Hanley (School of Environment, Washington State University)

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Topics: Collaborative Fish and Wildlife Management , Topics: Human Wildlife Conflict , Topics: Working with the Public


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