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