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The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island
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Contributor(s):: Kristine Martin
This study examines the relationship between humans and urban foxes living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In recent years colloquial evidence suggests that there has been an increase in foxes living in urban areas of Prince Edward Island, which may eventually lead to an increase in...
Unifying ecological and social sciences into a management framework for wildlife-based tourism: a case study of feeding stingrays as a marine tourism attraction in the Cayman Islands
Contributor(s):: Christina A.D. Semeniuk
As marine wildlife tourism attractions increase in popularity, the integration of natural and social sciences is required to ascertain and then assimilate strategies to effectively address the undesirable ecological and social conditions of the wildlife tourism setting. The overarching objective...
The role of zoos in educating visitors about conservation of wildlife and habitats: a design for Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas
Contributor(s):: Michelle Lynn McElroy
In the last 30 years there has been a shift toward educating people about conservation within zoos. Public learning about conservation of wildlife and habitats is vital if the extinction of wildlife is to be avoided. Zoos offer opportunities to educate visitors about habitat conservation through...
Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Deer Management in Suburban Boston
Contributor(s):: Michael Devito
Communities in the United States have experienced a large and growing white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population. Residents in these communities may enjoy encounters with white-tailed deer, but they also perceive problems with deer such as car collisions, garden damage, and Lyme...
The impacts of urbanization on endangered florida key deer
Contributor(s):: Patricia Moody Harveson
Conservation of native wildlife is becoming increasingly difficult due to continued human population growth and expansion. As the human population continues to increase, so does the rate of consumption of our natural resources. As competition for resources between man and wildlife continues, it...
Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the lower Yasuní Basin, Ecuador : spacio-temporal activity patterns and their relevance for conservation
Contributor(s):: Paola M. Carrera-Ubidia
Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the Lower Yasuní Basin (Ecuador) have similar food and space requirements: they consume comparable arrays of fish species, and they use similar aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Resource partitioning could facilitate coexistence by...
Effects of the white man's settlement on wild animals in the Mary's River Valley
Contributor(s):: Robert M. Storm
A large per cent of the recent publications in natural history and related subjects give evidence of a great depletion in our supply o native wild animals, due mainly to encroachments on territory and depredations on number by the white man. This fact is quite obvious to anyone who will turn for...
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...
Spaces of co-existence : the processes and prospects of living with endangered species
Contributor(s):: John Wall
As humans alter the world ever more dramatically, the possibility of successful futures for other species declines. Current extinctions are driven by human impacts — namelyconversion of plant and animal habitat for human use, overexploitation of marine and terrestrial plants and animals,...
Predicting the survival of woodland species in human-altered landscapes
Contributor(s):: Kringen M. Henein
Rapid, large-scale anthropogenic landscape change increasingly challenges native species. The identification of factors affecting species persistence is needed to direct planning and land management.I designed an individual-based simulation model to examine the relationship among 3...
Bridging troubled waters: zooarchaeology and marine conservation on Burrard Inlet, southwest British Columbia
Contributor(s):: Nova Pierson
For thousands of years, the Coast Salish and their ancestors relied on the abundant marine resources of the Strait of Georgia. In the Greater Vancouver area, First Nations and others are working to restore and conserve taxa which are impacted by commercial fishing, pollution, and habitat...
Human influences on historical and current wildlife distributions from Lewis & Clark to today
Contributor(s):: Andrea S. Laliberte
Although it is well known that humans are strong modifiers of their environment, there is a need for greater understanding of human-wildlife interactions, both historically as well as currently. Historical journals can help shed light on early human-wildlife interactions, and the...
Interactions between grizzly bears and hikers in Glacier National Park, Montana
Contributor(s):: Katherine Louise McArthur Jope
Behavior of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) toward people was studied by examining hikers' reports of grizzly bear observations and by intensively observing grizzlies in an area of Glacier National Park that was heavily used by day-hikers. Of concern were the apparenthabituation...
Analysis of Bobcats in Urban Areas of Orange County, CA
Contributor(s):: Ian Ice
Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat
Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs
Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...
The Homeless Bird: A Motion Graphics Narrative about Deforestation and Animals
Contributor(s):: Kyle Griffin
The Homeless Bird is a short animated story expressing the loss of homes for wildlife due to the destruction of habitats such as deforestation. With the loss of natural habitats each year, many animals have to migrate to areas that are unfit to provide for them. The main goal is to draw...
Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast
Contributor(s):: Amy Catherine Gray
Habitat loss has a serious impact on wildlife. However, even when humans do not destroy habitat, their activity can have negative impacts on behavior. The purpose of my study was (1) to test whether the presence of humans altered the behavior of Sanderlings (Calidris alba), (2) to quantify the...
Characteristics of urban constructions occupied by bats
Contributor(s):: Robin Vander Pol, Kenneth Wilkins (adviser)
Certain bat species like Myotis velifer (cave myotis), Pipistrellus subflavus (eastern pipistrelle), and Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed) of Waco, Texas roost in buildings, sometimes even when more natural roosting structures are available. However, not much research has been done...
Avian Use of Suburban Greenways as Stopover Habitat
Contributor(s):: Salina M. Kohut
The decline of Neotropical migrant songbirds has called attention to the need for habitat conservation along the entire migratory route, and scientists now recognize the need to conserve stopover habitat in addition to habitat on the breeding and wintering grounds. Greenways are a popular means...
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...