The chance to view wildlife draws millions of visitors each year to the national parks of North America. The combination of a large number of people and abundant wildlife leads to a variety of wildlife-human interactions. In this paper we explore the nature of those wildlife-human interactions, theoretical frameworks social scientists are using to understand those interactions, and approaches used by national parks across North America to manage those interactions.
Bath, Dr. Alistair J.; Enck, Jody W.; National Park Service; and U.S. Department of the Interior, "Wildlife-Human Interactions in National Parks in Canada and the USA" (2003). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 424.