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Cöster, Martina, 2020. Utfodring av rovdjur i jakt- och viltturism : etiska och etologiska implikationer. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

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Abstract

The feeding of wild animals has been done as a management strategy: supplementary feeding
and diversionary feeding are used to make more ungulates to survive the winter in Sweden
and to drive them away from agriculture and farmlands. Wildlife feeding has expanded in
recent years and is now also used as a tourism attraction to see wild predators in their natural
habitat. This feeding is neither supplementary nor diversionary but conducted for human
interest of economics and tourism. The change of the movement pattern can indicate how the
wildlife animals should be fed. The aim of this study was performed with interviews of
various participants in the industry and considered in relation to ethics and ethological
discussions in the literature written on the subject. Independent of who was interviewed they
all thought that if the attraction was done correctly, didn’t hurt anyone and the society it was
accepted, there should not be any problem to develop the wildlife tourism. The conclusion
from this project is that the wildlife feeding tourism can expand in Sweden in the coming
years, however we have to evaluate the effect on wildlife.

Main title:Utfodring av rovdjur i jakt- och viltturism
Subtitle:etiska och etologiska implikationer
Authors:Cöster, Martina
Supervisor:von Essen, Erica
Examiner:Andersson, Maria
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2020
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK005 Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor's Programme, 180.0hp
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:djurliv, turism, utfodring, rörelsemönster
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-15807
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-15807
Subjects:Animal feeding
Animal ecology
Nature conservation and land resources
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:13 Jul 2020 11:31
Metadata Last Modified:14 Jul 2020 01:01

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