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  1. Understanding Spinner Dolphin Marine Tourism in Hawai'i: A Social Approach to Assessing Underwater Interactions

    Contributor(s):: Carlie S. Wiener

    The popularity of wild spinner dolphin interactions in the Hawaiian Islands has led to the expansion of businesses that incorporate in-water experiences with the dolphins. The growth of dolphin-related commerce has spread so quickly that regulations have not been able to keep up. Subsequently,...

  2. Behaviour of brown bears (Ursus arctos) when repeatedly approached by humans on foot

    Contributor(s):: Nina Emilie Stenset

    Knowledge about encounters between humans and wildlife is important for conservation, management and policymaking, as well as for reducing conflict and negative interactions. There is general concern that an increased number of encounters might reduce wildlife flight responses. I investigated the...

  3. The Effect of Human Activity on the Welfare of the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Namibia

    Contributor(s):: Iris Hagvag Ringstad

    The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is vital in several African ecosystems, accentuating the importance of conserving them. However, conservation efforts are constantly complicated due to human population growth. Anthropogenic disturbances has been linked with elevated stress levels in...

  4. Conservation, Captivity, and Whaling: A Survey of Belize Whalewatching Tourists' Attitudes to Cetacean Conservation Issues

    Contributor(s):: Katheryn W. Patterson

    With whalewatching activities and associated expenditures increasing annually,  governments in coastal countries possess a large vested interest in the continued growth  and protection of whale populations and the associated tourism. In 2007 and 2008, a  survey investigating...

  5. Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Towards Dolphins and Dolphin Conservation

    Contributor(s):: Whitney Denham

    In 2015, an online survey was conducted to investigate public attitudes toward key  cetacean (whale, dolphin, and porpoise) conservation and 'hot topic' issues such as  legislative protection, whaling, and captivity (n=858). Importance of the use of social  media by...

  6. Applying social science to inform conservation solutions regarding owned outdoor cats in urbanizing landscapes

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Gramza

    Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) incur and impose risks on ecosystems and represent a complex issue of critical importance to wildlife conservation and domestic cat and human health. There is an inherent social dimension to the issue of owned free-ranging cats, as humans are their...

  7. The impact of a wolf conservation project on attitudes of the public, hunters and farmers toward wolves in Slovenia

    Contributor(s):: Jasna Mulej Tlhaolang

    For successful conservation of large carnivores, charismatic and controversial species, ensuring human tolerance is essential. Therefore, wolf conservation projects aim to improve both the biological and socio-political conditions. I used a mixed methods approach to explore the effectiveness of a...

  8. Mitigating Human-Black Bear Conflicts by Understanding Spatial Patterns and Assoicated Site Characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Mary Wendy Von Der Porten

    Conflict with humans poses a serious risk to the viability of carnivore populations worldwide. Identifying effective non-lethal management strategies demands an understanding of the interplay among multiple drivers of conflict at the scale of conflict situations. I quantified the spatial patterns...

  9. Engaging professional mariners in marine mammal conservation

    Contributor(s):: Leah Irene Thorpe

    Due to British Columbia‚Äüs expansive coastline and limited funding for marine mammal conservation, research projects rely heavily on citizen scientists, or volunteers who contribute data. Professional mariners are an important target audience for such projects. In an attempt to increase...

  10. What big teeth you have: an educational approach to wolf conservation

    Contributor(s):: Nastassja Brinker

    As the subject of deep-seated cultural and historical antipathies and revulsion, the wolf presents a unique challenge for wildlife educators working to promote its conservation and value as a species while they are forced to combat the systematic persecution and eradication it has suffered...

  11. A Survey of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) Communities' Attitudes Toward Human-Lion Conflict and Lion Conservation

    Contributor(s):: Nick M. Moghari

    Local human communities within Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) were surveyed to determine prevalent attitudes toward lion conservation efforts and Uganda Wildlife Authority’s (UWA’s) Revenue Sharing Program. Other objectives of the surveys were to obtain information about the...

  12. Lessons from wolves: stakeholder perspectives and experiences with northern rocky wolf reintroduction

    Contributor(s):: Jami L. (jami Lynn) Wright

    The gray wolf, Canis lupus, inhabited all parts of the North American continent for at least 300,000 years prior to European colonization (Wilson, et al. 2000). Lopez (1978) estimated the species population to have been around several hundred thousand in just the western United States and Mexico....

  13. Conservation Difficulties for Hylobates lar: Effects the Illegal Pet Trade has on White Handed Gibbons' Behavioral Health and Successful Rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Shalana Jo Gray

    White-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and wild populations are rapidly declining. In Thailand, the primary threat to this species is hunting for the purpose of capturing infants for the illegal pet trade. During their time in the pet trade,...

  14. Tracking the Elephant (Lexodonta africana) Corridor and the Human-Wildlife Conflict in Selela Village

    Contributor(s):: Nicole Chlebek, Laura Stalter

    The beastly journey of long-distance migration for the African Elephant (Lexodonta Africana) is important for upholding their connections between diminishing protected areas, especially in northeastern Tanzania. However, human development is encroaching into these corridors, creating a...

  15. Harbor seal behavioral response to boaters at Bair Island refuge

    Contributor(s):: Kathlyn Snyder Fox

    Harbor seals (Phoca Vitulina Richardsi) that haul out on the banks of Corkscrew Slough within Bair Island Refuge, San Mateo County, California encounter a variety of boats along the waterway. This study documented numbers of seals and boats using Corkscrew Slough and examined...

  16. Ethics and Wolf Management: Attitudes Toward and Tolerance of Wolves in Washington State

    Contributor(s):: Julie Callahan

    Approximately seventy-five years after extirpation from Washington State, gray wolves (Canis lupus) returned. As of December 2012, eight packs had arrived from adjacent states and provinces. Delisted from the Federal Endangered Species List in the eastern one-third of Washington, state wildlife...

  17. Role of private owners in the conservation of exotic species

    Contributor(s):: Jessica L. Beetz

    This study examines the private ownership of exotic species, a topic very relevant to conservation that has long been ignored in the public sphere of policy and discussion. The private ownership of exotic species is a multifaceted issue that affects not only conservation, but also the domestic...

  18. Making Space for Mexican Wolves: Technology, Knowledge and Conservation Politics

    Contributor(s):: Paula D. Decker

    The use of geospatial technologies, including radio telemetry, GPS collars, and mapping software, has proliferated in wildlife conservation. In addition to being tools for research, though, tracking devices are increasingly used to control animals that have been reintroduced to natural areas....

  19. The effects of anthropogenic noise and human activities on ungulate behavior

    Contributor(s):: Casey Lynn Brown

    The effect of anthropogenic noise on terrestrial wildlife is a relatively new area of study with broad ranging management implications. Human activities may increase noise in protected areas, including U.S. National Parks. Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) draws nearly 4 million visitors a year to...

  20. Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence

    Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner

    Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...