Attitudes Toward Livestock-killing Carnivores in Northern Botswana

Eric LeFlore

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Eric LeFlore is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Music from Connecticut College in 2011, he started graduate school at UMass and received a Master’s degree for his work studying the distribution of coyote, red fox and gray fox in Massachusetts. Following the completion of his M.S. in 2014, he began field work for his dissertation, “Pride in Our Prides: Mitigating Human-Lion Conflict in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.” Over the course of his graduate career, Mr. LeFlore has been supported by a J.W. Fulbright Research Scholarship, the Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Programs, the Northeast Alliance, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service where he works as a Pathways Intern.


Conflicts with humans and retaliatory killings are main contributing factors to large carnivore population declines. Many governments and conservation organizations implement conflict mitigation strategies aimed at minimizing... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eric LeFlore (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  2. Andrew Stein (C.L.A.W.S. Conservancy)
  3. Todd Fuller (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  4. Florian Weise (C.L.A.W.S. Conservancy/Centre for Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria)

Topic Areas

Topics: Human-Wildlife Conflict , Topics: Community-Based Conservation , Topics: Cognitive Research (Values, Attitudes, Behaviors)


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