Featured article: Hunting as a management tool?

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Challenging the commonly accepted assumption that hunting large carnivores decreases predator-human conflict, analysis of a 30-year data set of human-caused cougar kills in British Columbia, Canada finds that increased trophy hunting was associated with increased cougar-human conflict.

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BMC Ecology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on environmental, behavioral and population ecology as well as biodiversity of plants, animals and microbes.


  • Christopher Foote, BioMed Central

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  • Michel Baguette, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
  • Simon Blanchet, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • David Hughes, Penn State University 
  • Luke Jacobus, Indiana University
  • Dominique Mazzi, Agroscope
  • Sandrine Pavoine, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ



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