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Attitudes toward reintroduction of European bison (Bison bonasus) to Sweden

Bergsten, Axel (2014). Attitudes toward reintroduction of European bison (Bison bonasus) to Sweden. Umeå: (S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Rapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö ; 2014:3
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The European bison (Bison bonasus) is no longer present in the wild fauna of Sweden. Reintroduction, an attempt to reestablish a viable population of a species in an area to which it is native, has been discussed. To make such an operation successful it is essential to know the attitudes of the stakeholders involved. This study has sensed the attitudes toward reintroducing E. bison to Sweden. It was done through a survey sent to the Wildlife Management Boards (Boards) and to landowners/farmers (Land users). A majority answered they would vote in favor of a reintroduction project. The most supported motives to reintroduce were if it would aid conservation of E. bison together with the species being native to Sweden. To Boards the primary motive not to reintroduce was if it would be at expense of the state. To Land users it was if E. bison would pose a traffic hazard. Those in Boards representing nature conservation held the most positive attitudes toward a reintroduction project. Those representing stakes with ties to consumptive land use held the least positive attitudes.

Authors/Creators:Bergsten, Axel
Title:Attitudes toward reintroduction of European bison (Bison bonasus) to Sweden
Series/Journal:Rapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö (12093069)
Year of publishing :22 May 2014
Number:2014:3
Number of Pages:37
Place of Publication:Umeå
Publisher:Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Agrovoc terms:bison, wild animals, animal behaviour, sweden
Keywords:european bison, bison bonasus, reintroduction, human dimensions, attitude
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1923
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1923
ID Code:11214
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies
Deposited By: Kristina Johansson
Deposited On:28 May 2014 14:07
Metadata Last Modified:11 Sep 2017 07:09

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