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The public and geese: a conflict on the rise?

Eriksson, Louise and Johansson, Maria and Månsson, Johan and Redpath, Steven and Sandstrom, Camilla and Elmberg, Johan (2020). The public and geese: a conflict on the rise? Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 25 , 421-437
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Wild geese are increasing in agricultural and urban settings across Europe, leading to widespread human - geese interactions. This study examined how the public's acceptance of geese (attitude and acceptance capacity) varied depending on place dimensions, interactions with geese in different settings (place-based experience), and psychological factors, including wildlife value orientations, beliefs about the ecosystem services and disservices geese provide, and emotions. A survey was conducted in two municipalities with large goose populations in Sweden; Kristianstad and orebro (n = 898). Results revealed a favorable view of the occurrence of geese, although a substantial share believed the number of geese was too high. Place-based experiences of geese were correlated with acceptance (e.g., more experience on beaches was associated with a negative attitude) and the importance of psychological factors for acceptance was confirmed. The study highlights the need to consider the public's experiences of geese for sustainable goose management.

Authors/Creators:Eriksson, Louise and Johansson, Maria and Månsson, Johan and Redpath, Steven and Sandstrom, Camilla and Elmberg, Johan
Title:The public and geese: a conflict on the rise?
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:25
Page range:421-437
Number of Pages:17
ISSN:1087-1209
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Fish and Wildlife Management
Keywords:Wild geese, public acceptance, place-based experiences, cognitions, emotions
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105405
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105405
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/10871209.2020.1752420
Web of Science (WoS)000527143600001
ID Code:17790
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:13 Oct 2020 10:45
Metadata Last Modified:13 Oct 2020 10:51

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