Relating to birds in postcolonial Australia
Contributor(s):: Adrian Franklin
It would be possible to construct a very convincing account of Australia’s special relationship with birds: how quite early in the nineteenth century many prominent people (and organisations) mounted some of the first environmental skirmishes around the conservation of birds; how some of...
What drives cat-owner behaviour? First steps towards limiting domestic-cat impacts on native wildlife
Contributor(s):: MacDonald, E., Milfont, T., Gavin, M.
Context. Cats can have substantial negative impacts on native wildlife. To harness the collective conservation impact of owners keeping cats inside, advocacy campaigns need to be based on empirical evidence regarding potential drivers to change cat-owner behaviour. Aims. We assessed the degree to...
Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management
Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.
Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...
Contributor(s):: Wilson, Edward O.
Horses as Sources of Proprietary Information: Commercialization, Conservation, and Compensation Pursuant to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Contributor(s):: Haley McClory, Stanley P. Kowalski
Horses indigenous to East and Southeast (E/SE) Asia, including native, landrace, feral, and wild populations, embody valuable genetic diversity. Conservation efforts for animals have largely been driven by humane altruism, with little consideration for the information value of genomes. Yet, if...
The progress in nutrition research of musk deer: implication for conservation
Contributor(s):: Wang, WenXia, Zhou, Ran, He, Lan, Liu, ShuQiang, Zhou, JunTong, Qi, Lei, Li, LinHai, Hu, DeFu
Musk deer ( Moschus spp.) are small forest ungulates that are unique to Asia and are mainly distributed in China. In the last 30 years, because of indiscriminate trapping, hunting, and killing of the musk deer for musk and the loss of suitable habitat due to deforestation, the distribution and...
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,...
Endangered Species Conservation: What Should We Expect of Federal Agencies?
Contributor(s):: Robert L. Fischman
Twenty years after the landmark 1973 endangered species legislation, the public still does not have a clear sense of what it can expect from federal agencies. To be sure, certain duties are clearly prescribed. The citizen suitprovision of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has helped...
Recovery, Conservation, and Survival under the Endangered Species Act: Recovering Species, Conserving Resources, and Saving the Law
Contributor(s):: Jason M. Patlis
Protecting and recovering endangered and threatened species is bad business. It is a short-term, high-risk, and high-cost proposition-not exactly a formula for success. It is also an unpopular business. Resource users cringe at the prospect of the burdensome regulations and...
Bird-window collisions: a critical animal welfare and conservation issue
Contributor(s):: Klem, D., Jr.
Sheet glass and plastic in the form of clear and reflective windows are universally lethal to birds. Reasonable interpretation of available scientific evidence describes windows as a principal human-associated avian mortality factor that is an indiscriminant killer of common species as well as...
The vulture in the sky and the hominin on the land: three million years of human-vulture interaction
Contributor(s):: Morelli, F., Kubicka, A. M., Tryjanowski, P., Nelson, E.
Vultures and humans have been sympatric for millions of years and evidence from the archaeological and historical records suggests interdependence over long periods. Like other species, early hominins probably used these birds to locate carcasses in the landscape. With the evolution of...
Are we ignoring neutral and negative human-animal relationships in zoos?
Contributor(s):: Hosey, G., Melfi, V.
Children's Environmental and Moral Conceptions of Protecting an Endangered Animal
Contributor(s):: Ruckert, Jolina H.
The coolest animal you know nothing about...and how we can save it: Patricia Medici at TED Talks
Contributor(s):: Patricia Medici
Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene...
Animal Welfare and the Future of Zoos: Ron Kagan at TEDxOaklandUniversity
Contributor(s):: Ron Kagan
Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director Ron Kagan will share a view of the future that includes a different relationship between human and non-human animals. Zoos will demonstrate a fundamental commitment to being "patient-centered” – ensuring a great quality of life for...
Bats, bananas and bugs: Rob Mies at TEDxDetroit
Contributor(s):: Rob Mies
Bats are one of the animals we rely on to keep us healthy, but how? In this talk, Rob Mies shares why we need to keep bats around and how saving bats can be fun, simple and social. Plus, Rob brings live bats on stage including a Malayan Flying Fox, the largest species of bat in the world with a...
Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole
Contributor(s):: Megan Parker
Megan Parker talks about training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species at a 2015 TEDx event in Jackson Hole.Megan is a pioneer in training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species. She has been involved in dog training, obedience, and...
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Killing to Save: Trophy Hunting and Conservation in Mongolia
Contributor(s):: Lucy Page
Since transitioning to capitalism in 1990, Mongolia’s wildlife has faced growing threats from the development of infrastructure, increasing livestock populations, and the expansion of an illegal trade in wildlife products. As wildlife populations face these growing risks, Mongolia needs to...
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...