Meanings of hunting in Gorski kotar, Croatia

Kereži, Vesna (2013) Meanings of hunting in Gorski kotar, Croatia. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study investigated the cultural and social aspects of hunting in the region of Gorski kotar, Croatia, by exploring meanings and perceptions of hunting to hunters and non-hunters. Specifically, it explored attitudes toward hunting, motivations to hunt, and the particular roles of hunting in the social and natural environment. Similar motivations for hunting were identified by both groups but their opinions regarding the relative importance of each motive varied greatly. Three levels of the function of hunting were recognized (i.e., personal benefits, services to local community and services to ecosystem). Hunting was perceived as an inseparable part of wildlife management and received a great level of support from all groups. This study helped to identify the challenges for hunting in Gorski kotar and indicated the potential strategies that can support the continuation of hunting in this region, and with it the benefits it provides the social and natural environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12258
Item ID: 12258
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-201).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: January 2013
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Croatia--Gorski kotar
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Hunting--Environmental aspects--Croatia--Gorski kotar; Hunting--Social aspects--Croatia--Gorski kotar; Hunting--Croatia--Gorski kotar--Public opinion; Wildlife management--Croatia--Gorski kotar

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