Editor Dr. Kendra McSweeney
The influence of traditional Buddhist wildlife release on biological invasions
Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2012
Copyright and Photocopying: ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 107–114, April 2012
How to Cite
Liu, X., McGarrity, M. E. and Li, Y. (2012), The influence of traditional Buddhist wildlife release on biological invasions. Conservation Letters, 5: 107–114. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00215.x
- Issue online: 9 APR 2012
- Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 28 DEC 2011 02:36PM EST
- Received12 September 2011, Accepted14 December 2011
Appendix S1. Questionnaire used to interview release event organizers at each temple.
Appendix S2. Questionnaire used to interview farmers in the vicinity of each water body to verify temple organizer reports and obtain information on other human activities (i.e., bullfrog hunting and farming). We also recorded sex of each farmer interviewed.
Appendix S3. Model averaging process used to evaluate the relative importance of each variable based on an information-theoretic method.
Appendix S4. Evidence for global occurrence of religious wildlife release: Bibliographic results of a search of literature and news reports, shown in Table 1. (Databases searched: ISI Web of Knowledge, Chinese Journal Full-text Database, Google Scholar, and Google News; Search terms included combinations of the following: “religion,” “religious,” “release,” “free,” “fang sheng,” “prayer,” “ritual,” “festival,” “Vesak day,” “Buddhist,” “Buddhism,” “Taoism,” “ritual,” “ceremony,” “animal,” “wildlife,” “fish,” “turtle,” “frog,” and “bird.”)
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