A "One Health" Approach to Address Emerging Zoonoses: The HALI Project in Tanzania
Contributor(s):: Jonna A. K. Mazet, Deana L. Clifford, Peter B. Coppolillo, Anil B. Deolalikar, Jon D. Erickson, Rudovick R. Kazwala
Every day thousands of children and adults die from underdiagnosed diseases that have arisen at the human–animal–environment interface, especially diarrheal and respiratory diseases in developing countries. Explosive human population growth and environmental changes have resulted...
A Perspective on Zoos: Andreas Kaufmann at TEDxVilnius
Contributor(s):: Andreas Kaufmann
Andreas has loved animals and nature since his early childhood, which he spent near the lowland forests, surrounded by farm animals and pets.But the zoos… he did not like them. So what turned him into taking a job… at a zoo?Andreas has been actively involved with wild animals,...
A potential metric of the attractiveness of bird song to humans
Contributor(s):: Blackburn, T. M., Su, Shan, Cassey, P.
The prevalence of passerines (mostly oscines, or songbirds) in international bird trade suggests that the possession or production of a song that is attractive or desirable to people may contribute to the likelihood of a species being traded. Testing this is difficult because we lack a general...
A statewide examination of hunting and trophy nonhuman animals: Perspectives of Montana hunters
Contributor(s):: Eliason, S. L.
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...
A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management?
Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T., Boyes, R. S.
The focus of wildlife rehabilitation is the survival of the individual animal, often leading to rehabilitators being in conflict with government wildlife officials, who regulate the industry and whose focus is on the security of entire wildlife communities. In South Africa, wildlife...
A Unique Perspective on True Wildlife Conservation: Krithi Karanth at TEDxGateway 2013
Wildlife conservation is an important topic to discuss and be aware of. Krithi Karanth provides some new perspectives on conservation and shares her ideas for protecting wildlife for generations to come.
Animal welfare and pest control: meeting both conservation and animal welfare goals. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)
Contributor(s):: Littin, K. E.
Vertebrate pest control is an area where conservation and animal welfare goals can be in direct conflict. Is it possible to meet goals in both areas in one pest control operation? Vertebrate pests, including unwanted or overabundant wildlife, are controlled for many reasons related to protecting...
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...
Assessing acute effects of trapping, handling, and tagging on the behavior of wildlife using GPS telemetry: a case study of the common brushtail possum
Contributor(s):: Dennis, T. E., Shah, S. F.
Trapping, handling, and deployment of tracking devices (tagging) are essential aspects of many research and conservation studies of wildlife. However, often these activities place nonhuman animals under considerable physical or psychological distress, which disrupts normal patterns of behavior...
Assessing Contingent Valuation as a Decision Making Tool for the Endangered Species Act
Contributor(s):: Kelly Redden
The purpose of this project is to examine how utilizing the contingent valuation method could help or hinder the decision making process for the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Contingent valuation is a technique which uses surveys to measure people’s willingness to pay for a specific good or...
Attention, noise, and implications for wildlife conservation and management
Contributor(s):: Chan, A. A. Y. H., Blumstein, D. T.
Anthropogenic stimuli are often viewed as disturbances that directly interfere with signal processing or communication, or directly harm animals. However, such sounds may also distract individuals and thus potentially interfere with their ability to make biologically important decisions about...
Attitudes, knowledge and wild animals as pets in Costa Rica
Contributor(s):: Drews, C.
A nationwide survey in Costa Rica, using Kellert's conceptual framework, revealed at least five attitude dimensions toward animals. Overall, Costa Rican adults have a strong sentimental attitude toward animals, an expression of feelings of affection toward animals. In contrast, the materialistic...
Beelden van de Das in Nederland in Nederland 1900-2013: van ongedierte tot troeteldier?
Contributor(s):: Hens Runhaar, M. Runhaar, J. Vink
Het herstel van de Nederlandse dassenpopulatie sinds 1980 is voor een belangrijk deel te verklaren uit een betere bescherming door o.a. de overheid, maar ook uit een andere omgang met de Das door boeren, jagers en bestuurders. Doel van dit artikel is om de beelden van de Das in de loop van de...
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...
Beware the Boojum: caveats and strengths of avian radar
Contributor(s):: Beason, Robert C., Nohara, Tim J., Weber, Peter
Beyond self-interest and altruism: Herbalist and leopard brothers in an Indian wildlife sanctuary
Contributor(s):: Snodgrass, Jeffrey G., Sharma, Satish Kumar, Jhala, Yuvraj Singh, Lacy, Michael G., Advani, Mohan, Bhargava, N. K., Upadhyay, Chakrapani
This article discusses the environmental ethics of Indigenous herbalists inhabiting the Phulwari ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India. Our respondents protected forests from activities like illicit tree felling because (a) they realized that their own human well-being is tied to the fate...
Big Cats: Available in Backyards Nationwide: David Enden at TEDxCSU
Contributor(s):: David Enden
Passionate about the conservation of big cats, David talks about his experience and research with these animals and steps we can take to contribute to their conservation. David Enden is a behavioral innovator whose journey has been focused understanding the multi-disciplinary factors of big...
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Characteristics and distribution of livestock losses caused by wild carnivores in Maasai Steppe of northern Tanzania
Contributor(s):: Mponzi, Batistino P., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Kissui, Bernard M.