University of Colorado at Boulder

Conservation efforts might encourage lion-hunting

August 09, 2013.    Category: Research

Mara Goldman

To many observers, East Africa’s Maasai pastoralists hunt lions for two distinct reasons: to retaliate against lions that kill livestock or to engage in a cultural rite of passage. But that binary view reflects mistranslations of Maasai terms and simplification of their cultural traditions and their relationship with wildlife, a team of researchers led by a University of Colorado geographer has concluded.

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