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Rhea and the plight of pachyderms | Rhea Lopez | TEDxStXaviersMumbai
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The life of a performing elephant is cruel. Despite the ban on animal performances in circuses, elephants are forced to perform illegally, continue to be beaten or they are kept chained up and endure poor care. The ex-circus elephant Rhea’s life was no different. After spending 53 years as...
Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg
We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...
Landuse practices interface:Human-Wildlife conflict in Lupande game management area
Contributor(s):: Peter Ngoma
Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) has become a serious threat to the survival of many endangered species in the world. The sighted examples from different countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Namibia, China and Peru demonstrate the severity of the conflict and suggest that greater in depth...
Beyond One Health—Zoological Medicine in the Anthropocene
Contributor(s):: Chris Walzer
In contrast to some of the well-established core disciplines of veterinary medicine, such as radiology, surgery, and internal medicine, zoological medicine is often perceived as a relatively recent development. However, as early as 1831, local veterinary practitioner Charles Spooner became the...
Using Scent Detection Dogs in Conservation Settings: A Review of Scientific Literature Regarding Their Selection
Contributor(s):: Sarah C. Beebe, Tiffani J. Howell, Pauleen C. Bennett
Dogs are widely used for scent detection work, assisting in searches for, among other things, missing persons, explosives, and even cancers. They are also increasingly used in conservation settings, being deployed for a range of diverse purposes. Although scent detecting dogs have been used in...
Exploring the animal turn: Human-animal relations in science, society and culture
Contributor(s):: Erika Andersson Cederholm, Amelie Björck, Kristina Jennbert, Ann-Sofie Lönngren
Animals' omnipresence in human society makes them both close to and ye tremarkably distant from humans. Human and animal lives have always been entangled, but the way we see and practice the relationships between humans and animals - as close, intertwined, or clearly separate - varies from...
Wildlife viewing and ecotourism : ethical, scientific, and value-based considerations
Contributor(s):: Anton D. Pitts
Management of wildlife viewing tourism, possibly as a legacy of management of hunting and trapping activities, tends to see its ultimate goal largely in terms of the sustainable human use of wildlife resources. However, where the potential impacts of human activities are non-lethal, the focus on...
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor housing has been associated with health issues, such as chronic lower urinary tract signs, and...
In the water with white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia
Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.
White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...
The bear as barometer: the Japanese response to human-bear conflict
Contributor(s):: Catherine Heather Knight
The Asiatic black bear, or 'moon bear', has inhabited Japan since pre-historic times, and is the largest animal to have roamed Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu since mega-fauna became extinct on the Japanese archipelago after the last glacial period. Despite this, the bear features only rarely...
Elephant Poaching in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, southern India: A Study on the Mortality of Asian Elephants (Elephants maximus) due to Poaching and Other Causes, Poachers and Anti-Poaching Strategies.
Contributor(s):: Surendra Varma
Among all the elephant conservation issues the issue of poaching, on a large or small scale will have a severe effect on elephant populations. If female elephants select males with larger tusks as an indication of good health, the poacher selects the same males for their wealth. Even on a small...
Beasts on Fields. Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nature-Culture Borderlands
Contributor(s):: Tino Johansson
Human-wildlife conflicts are today an integral part of the rural development discourse. In this research, the main focus is on the spatial explanation which is not a very common approach in the reviewed literature. My research hypothesis is based on the assumption that human-wildlife conflicts...
Reusing Abandoned Zoos: A Progressive Approach to Human-Animal Relationship
Contributor(s):: Dana Abdallah
Zoos are no longer a vital part of our society today, due to their inability to adapt to current animal welfare standards a significant number have been closed and lie vacant, sometimes in dense urban setting. This thesis will tackle the problem of the abandoned zoo, adapting this institution to...
The Effects of a Summer Camp Program in China on Children's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Animals: A Model for Conservation Education
Contributor(s):: Sarah M. Bexell, Olga S. Jarrett, Xu Ping
This summative evaluation, conducted in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, studied whether participation in a conservation education camp positively changed 8–12-year-old children’s (a) knowledge of how to protect animals, (b) care about animals, (c) propensity for environmental and...
Visitors' memories of wildlife tourism: Implications for the design of powerful interpretive experiences
Contributor(s):: Roy Ballantyne, Jan Packer, Lucy A. Sutherland
One of the aims of wildlife tourism is to educate visitors about the threats facing wildlife in general, and the actions needed to protect the environment and maintain biodiversity. To identify effective strategies to achieve this aim, this paper examines participants’ memories of their...
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...
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...
Trap-Neuter-Return Activities in Urban Stray Cat Colonies in Australia
Contributor(s):: Kuan Tan, Jacquie Rand, John Morton
Trap, neuter and return (TNR) describes a non-lethal approach to the control of urban stray cat populations. Currently, in Australia, lethal control is common, with over 85% of cats entering some municipal pounds euthanized. No research has been published describing TNR activities in Australia....
Hunters' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice towards Wildlife Disease in Ohio
Contributor(s):: Pallavi Oruganti
Ethnographic research is critical to understanding the human dimensions of wildlife diseases and management, as it allows us to understand the potential social contributors of disease transmission in specific populations. Hunters play a significant role in the ecology of wildlife disease...
Jul 18 2017
8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control