Crop foraging or crop raiding concerns wildlife foraging and farmers’ reactions and responses to it. To understand crop foraging and its value to wildlife or its implications for humans requires a cross disciplinary approach that considers the behavior and ecology of wild animals engaging in this behavior, the types and levels of competition for resources between people and wildlife, people’s perceptions of and attitudes towards wildlife including those that forage on crops, and discourse about animals and their behaviors and how these can be used for expressing dissent and distress about other social conflicts. So, to understand and respond to ‘conflicts’ about crop damage we need to look beyond what people lose, i.e., crop loss and economic equivalence, and focus more on what people say about wildlife and why they say it.
Hill, Catherine M.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences\Department of Social Sciences
Year of publication: 2018Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-07-01
Posted with permission from the Annual Review of 2018, Volume 47 © by Annual Reviews, http://www.annualreviews.org
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