Reply to Brehony et al.

Derek E. Lee, Monica L. Bond

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Lee and Bond (2018)quantified ecological effects associated with the establishment of the Randelin Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the Tarangire Ecosystem.Brehony et al.'s (2018)criticisms ofLee and Bond (2018)largely stem from problematic interpretations of what we attempted and reported. Here, we respond to Brehony et al.'s 3 criticisms. First, we clarify that our concept of ecological success followed the specific terminology used inBrooks et al. (2012), thus ecological success of a WMA was defined as improved outcomes for wildlife. Second, we explain that our methods were appropriate and our findings were accurate at our scale of inference. Third, because quantitative anthropocentric analyses are lacking, the "reality" of community-based conservation in WMAs is not known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1543-1545
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Mammalogy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 5 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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