Ranking of Tools and Methods

Ranking of Tools and Methods

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WS 2011 Research Needs Assessment

Ranking of Tools and Methods

In their written answers on the Wildlife Services Research Needs Assessment, respondents described a variety of priority needs with regard to the development of tools and methods for managing wildlife conflicts. Improved lethal methods topped the list, followed closely by new or improved repellents and/or nonlethal, economic information about the impacts of various types of conflicts or the cost-effectiveness of management methods, improved management techniques in general, and assessment of impacts of wildlife. The overwhelming number of state and private respondents expressed a general need for improved management techniques, without specifying lethal or nonlethal.

Tools and methods that were identified in written responses as among their top three research needs involving human-wildlife conflicts

 

Research priority

No. of Respondents

Lethal control methods

24

Repellents/nonlethal methods

22

Economics

20

Management techniques

19

Impact assessments

19

Ecological information

13

Population monitoring/dynamics

12

Vaccine development

4

Reproductive inhibition

4

Bait delivery methods

1

Genetics

1

 

 




 

Tools and methods most frequently cited in written responses by state and private respondents as their highest priority research need involving human-wildlife conflict

   

Research priority

No. of Respondents

Management techniques

10

Impact assessments

3

Lethal methods

3

Vaccines

2

Economics

1

Repellents/nonlethal methods

1

 


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