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Human Behavior and Conservation

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Low, Bobbi. 2001. "Human Behavior and Conservation." Endangered Species Update, 21(1): 14-22.

Many problems in managing and protecting endangered species arise not from our ignorance of the species' ecology, but from human conflicts of interest. As humans become ever more numerous, and more efficient in extracting resources, finding workable solutions becomes urgent. Here I suggest that strategies that work with our evolved tendencies have the potential to be more effective than strategies that ignore them.

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