Title

The case for fencing remains intact

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Ecology Letters

Volume

16

Issue

11

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

11-2013

First Page

1414

DOI

10.1111/ele.12171

Abstract

Creel et al. argue against the conservation effectiveness of fencing based on a population measure that ignores the importance of top predators to ecosystem processes. Their statistical analyses consider, first, only a subset of fenced reserves and, second, an incomplete examination of ‘costs per lion.’ Our original conclusions remain unaltered.