Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSponberg, Vilde Bech
dc.contributor.authorMathiesen, Kristin Evensen
dc.identifier.citationGeoJournal. 2022, .en_US
dc.descriptionCC © The Author(s). 2022 Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made.
dc.description.abstractIn the late century of 1800 till mid-1900s, large predators were eradicated worldwide, and bounties were commonly used to get rid of the predators. In the twentieth century the policy changed, and predators became protected by law. The “return” of the predators has resulted in negative human–wildlife interactions and an increase in social conficts. Media plays a key role in most social conficts, as positive portrayals can lead to an increased willingness to conserve the species, as opposed to negative portrayals. We have looked at how Norwegian newspapers portray the large predators from when they were protected by law in the 1970’s till today. Our results show that wolves represent the most articles, and the positive mentioning of wolves has decreased, while for bears this has increased. Local newspapers contained more negative portrayals than national newspapers, and changes in wolf establishment, predator management or politics impact on the number of articles. As our fndings indicate that negative experiences with predators, in particular in local areas, associate with negative articles in the local newspapers, we believe this could contribute to negative attitudes towards predators among those who are readers of the local newspapers. This is yet to be studied in more detail and would be recommended to better understand the role of media in human–wildlife conficts.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectHuman–carnivore confictsen_US
dc.subjectMedia coverageen_US
dc.subjectPredators and mediaen_US
dc.subjectHuman–wildlife interactionsen_US
dc.subjectGeo-spatial patternsen_US
dc.subjectAttitudes towards predatorsen_US
dc.subjectLarge carnivoresen_US
dc.titleMedia’s portrayal of large predators in Norway from the protection by law in the 1970’s till today: an insight into local and national newspapersen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Landbruks- og Fiskerifag: 900en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Navngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Navngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal