Incorporating social-ecological concepts into flagship species selection: A case study using the North American river otter


Governmental and private conservation organizations often use flagship species (ambassadorial species that act as rallying points to stimulate conservation awareness and action) to achieve conservation goals. The ability of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Kelly Pearce (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Lab; Allegheny College and IUCN Otter Specialist Group)
  2. Thomas Serfass (Frostburg State University/IUCN Otter Specialist Group)

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Topics: Social-ecological systems as a framework for conservation management , Topics: Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts: “Other” Species in Europe


M-B3 » Otters and Conservation Organized Session (13:15 - Monday, 17th September, Turmsaal)

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