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dc.contributor.authorJokinen, Maarit
dc.contributor.authorHujala, Teppo
dc.contributor.authorPaloniemi, Riikka
dc.contributor.authorVainio, Annukka
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-17T11:18:31Z
dc.date.available2018-08-17T11:18:31Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6806
dc.description.abstractSpecies protection legislation has been used as one of the main approaches in conservation – yet in many cases we know only little about the effectiveness and side-effects of such regulation. Noncompliance can limit effectiveness of legislative protection, and deliberate harmful actions by landowners have sometimes been reported as a response to restrictions. We studied attitudes of 186 Finnish forest owners toward the protection of Siberian flying squirrel Pteromys volans – a species which is protected according to the European Union Habitats Directive and is a well-known example for species protection in Finland. We explored the attitudes and claims of harming protected species by comparing the responses of persons with and without direct experience of legal protection by structural equation modelling. We found that experience did not explain forest owners' attitudes toward having the species in their forest. Claims of harming protected species were connected to policy attitudes and should be interpreted as a political phenomenon: they reflect political discourse on conservation policy and are a part of debate between stakeholders. Accidental and reckless noncompliance seem more important phenomena than intentional harming, especially as the chance in Finnish Nature conservation likely Act likely affects information of nest sites on logging areas. Other instruments than legislative protection of known nest sites might be more effective in protecting the flying squirrel population.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Ecology and Conservation
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00407
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titlePrivate landowners and protected species: What sort of noncompliance should we be worried about?
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Forest Sciences, activities
uef.solecris.id55639306en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Authors
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00407
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.articlenumbere00407
dc.relation.issn2351-9894
dc.relation.volume15
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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