Three Wild Dog Group Case Studies: A Meta-analysis
The emotional dimensions of wild dog management—how positive and negative emotions influence a community response to wild dog threats.
The capacity of an affected community to act—how different models of decision-making, levels of support from government or industry, skills and financial resources in the affected community, and the ability to influence policymakers, shape the community response.
The importance of leadership and community structure—in particular, the role of a willing leader and supportive members; the creation of shared experiences and a common purpose; and characteristics of determination and persistence.
The role of power and influence—the successful community groups were able to access important information and share it, breaking down power imbalances, and empowering their members.
Naming and framing the issue—developing a shared understanding of the problem was essential to creating a shared vision for action; groups were more successful when they ‘owned’ the problem of wild dog management and co-created the solutions.
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