Falcon conservation: an interview
The goal of this interview is to know your viewpoints about falcon (Falconiformes) conservation.
Which of the following situations represent the ideal goal of falcon conservation? Please select all that apply.
Maintaining minimum viable populations
Re-establishing populations to the point they can fulfill their ecological functions
Re-establishing self-regulating populations
Managing populations that sustainably support multiple benefits to people
Recovering populations to significant parts of their historical ranges
Which of the following areas are appropriate for falcons to inhabit? Please select all that apply.
Private lands WITHOUT domestic animals present
Multi-use public lands (e.g., recreation, grazing activities)
Private lands WITH domestic animals present
What drives conflict over falcon conservation? Please select all that apply.
Fear of falcons
Predation on domestic livestock
Lack of transparency in decision processes
Risks posed by falcons to human safety (e.g. Falcons attacking people, falcons crashing with planes)
Competition with hunters for wild prey
Unequal power among stakeholders
Mistrust between decision-makers and locals
Misunderstanding attitudes of others
To what extent do you agree or disagree that humans and falcons can share the same landscapes?
Which of these ecosystem processes/services involve falcons? Please select all that apply.
Positive effect on other groups of biodiversity
Primary and secondary seed dispersal
Relevant links among ecosystems (e.g., transfer of nutrients, energy or other elements between ecosystems)
Provide materials for craft or traditional cultural activities
Remove organic waste
Reduce species that cause human injury and death
Reduce disease risk
Intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic inspiration (i.e. Bioinspiration, Biocultural species)
Increase agricultural output
Controlling Food Webs
Which of the following conflictive situations involved falcons? Please select all that apply.
Damage to croplands
Falcon redation on livestock
Controversy by humans use of a resource or element that changes food or habitat availability and/or quality for falcons (e.g. protection nesting areas or air space for falcons, limitation of agricultural practices).
Controversy by the use of falcons as a resource (i.e. hunting of falcons, overharvesting of chicks and adults for falconry, genetic and behavioral erosion on native populations by escaped/released falcons).
Propagate invasive species
Falcon predation on game species
Generates costs/impacts on human transport systems
Which are the main types of human activities rising conflicts with falcon conservation? Please select all that apply.
Pollution (i.e. lead ammunition, presence of pharmaceutical products in cattle remains - like diclofenac-, pesticides)
Lethal control of problematic falcons
Non-selective predator control (i.e. poisoning of baits for controlling mammal predators control)
Land use changes (i.e. turning grasslands to croplands or native forest to tree plantations).
Open garbage dumps (i.e. Falcons are exposed to pathogens or contaminants)
Unsustainable or bad practices on Falconry (i.e. overharvesting of chicks and adults, genetic and behavioural erosion on native falcons populations by falconry escaped falcons)
Use of falcons as a resource (bushmeat, trade, and game)
Which are the most important threats for falcons? Please select all that apply.
Collision with human objets in the airspace and/or human infraestructures (i.e. UAV, Power Lines and Wind Farms, planes)
Lack of native prey
Hunting for retaliation (i.e. damage)
Changes in sanitary policy
Harvesting of chicks and adults for falconry
Deforestation for timber
Natural habitat destruction for croplands
Natural habitat destruction for tree plantations
Bioaccumulation of contaminants
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