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The Wisconsin Idea in Action

Predator-prey behavioral ecology

The Carnivore Coexistence Lab works on four major challenges to peaceful coexistence between people & large carnivores around the world. We study (1) risk & prevention of predation on domestic animals, (2) risk & protection of human-induced carnivore mortality, (3) the benefits of carnivores for people & for ecosystem health, & (4) the law, ethics, & scientific integrity that underpin our value-based decision to coexist with carnivores. Visit the project website for short descriptions of our work at the following sites: Akagera National Park, Rwanda; Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve Park, Russia; and Maasai Mara, Kenya. Also see prior work on vigilance in wild primates & ask about our work on vigilance in domestic camelids.


Strategies for coexistence and better understanding of ecosystem health and function.

Focus Areas

Project Leader

Adrian Treves

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
School or College
Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

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