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Public perceptions of sharks

Márquez, Melissa C. and Boyle, Apryl and Brown, Kelly T. and Elcock, Jaida N. and Kitolelei, Salanieta (2023) Public perceptions of sharks. In: Minorities in Shark Sciences: Diverse Voices in Shark Research. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. ISBN 978-032-19696-1

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The first chapter of this book offers a much-needed summary of the relationship between sharks and different global communities. Focusing on Australia and the United States of America (USA), due to both countries historically having higher numbers of shark bites than other nations, the chapter also explores the public’s opinion regarding shark control measures and overall human–wildlife conflict politics. Chapter 1 also draws attention to the crucial importance of Indigenous knowledge (IK) or traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and recommends consultation with local communities to deliver effective policies, especially regarding shark control measures. “Public Perceptions of Sharks” concludes with an emphasis on the importance of relatable science communication to better co-exist with these predators.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Kelly Brown
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 03:19
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 03:19

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