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  1. Guard Dogs or Guide Dogs? Adequacy vs. Quality in the Accreditation of Teacher Education

    Contributor(s):: Dill, William R.

  2. Coyotes on the Web: Understanding Human-Coyote Interaction and Online Education Using Citizen Science

    Contributor(s):: Zuriel Anne Rasmussen, Barbara Brower (adviser)

    Coyote (Canis latrans) numbers are increasing in urban areas, leading to more frequent human-coyote interactions. Rarely, and particularly when coyotes have become habituated to humans, conflicts occur. Effective education about urban coyotes and how to prevent habituation reduces conflict....

  3. A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale

    Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...

  4. 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...

  5. Nuisance American alligators: an investigation into trends and public opinion

    Contributor(s):: Eversole, Cord B., Henke, Scott E., Ogdee, Jacob L., Wester, David B., Cooper, Amos

  6. Comment on Siemer et al. (2013)/Response to Perryman comment on Siemer et al. (2013)

    Contributor(s):: Perryman, Heidi, Siemer, William F., Decker, Daniel J., Jonker, Sandra A.

  7. Public perceptions of wildlife-associated disease: risk communication matters

    Contributor(s):: Decker, D. J., Siemer, W. F., Evensen, D. T. N., Stedman, R. C., McComas, K. A., Wild, M. A., Castle, K. T., Leong, K. M.

  8. Public perceptions of bears and management interventions in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Sakurai, R., Jacobson, S. K.

  9. Public perceptions of the ethics of in-vitro meat: determining an appropriate course of action

    Contributor(s):: Laestadius, L. I.

    While in vitro animal meat (IVM) is not yet commercially available, the public has already begun to form opinions of IVM as a result of news stories and events drawing attention to its development. As such, we can discern public perceptions of the ethics of IVM before its commercial release. This...

  10. Fish consumption: choices in the intersection of public concern, fish welfare, food security, human health and climate change

    Contributor(s):: Rocklinsberg, H.

    Future global food insecurity due to growing population as well as changing consumption demands and population growth is sometimes suggested to be met by increase in aquaculture production. This raises a range of ethical issues, seldom discussed together: fish welfare, food security, human...

  11. Attitudes of College Undergraduates Towards Coyotes (Canis latrans) in an Urban Landscape: Management and Public Outreach Implications

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    Contributor(s):: Megan M. Draheim, Katheryn W. Patterson, Larry L. Rockwood, Gregory A. Guagnano, E. Christien M. Parsons

    Understanding and assessing the public’s attitudes towards urban wildlife is an important step towards creating management plans, increasing knowledge and awareness, and fostering coexistence between people and wildlife. We conducted a survey of undergraduate college students in the...

  12. Reframing Menstruation in India: Metamorphosis of the Menstrual Taboo With the Changing Media Coverage

    Contributor(s):: Yagnik, Arpan Shailesh

  13. Cloning the wild mouflon

    Contributor(s):: Heatherington, Tracey

  14. Vegaphobia: derogatory discourses of veganism and the reproduction of speciesism in UK national newspapers

    Contributor(s):: Cole, Matthew

  15. White House Or Animal House?

    Contributor(s):: Kehl, James A.

  16. New dog: old tricks

    Contributor(s):: Greene, M.

    In this article, the author examines the strategy underlying the code of ethical practice established by Genetic Savings & Clone (GSC) as they progressed toward commerical cloning of campanion animals.

  17. Perceptions and attitudes of a Maasai community regarding wildlife-damage compensation, conservation, and the predators that prey on their livestock

    Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Shari Lynn

    Worldwide, carnivore numbers are declining, largely due to conflict with humans. Wildlife-damage compensation schemes are one potential way to increase tolerance for carnivores while minimizing financial losses people incur when carnivores prey on livestock. The Predator Compensation Fund (PCF)...

  18. Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia

    Contributor(s):: Kass, P. H., New, J. C., Jr., Scarlett, J. M., Salman, M. D.

    Relinquishing a nonhuman animal to a shelter is a complex decision that, it is often believed, ultimately may represent a breakdown of the human-animal bond. The result of such a breakdown is an animal companion surplus in the United States, which is no better evidenced than by the statistics...

  19. Visitors' perception of recreation and wildlife observation opportunities at McInnis National Conservation area

    Contributor(s):: Ponds, Phadrea D.

    The study surveys on visitors' perception of recreation and wildlife observation opportunities at the Mclnnis Canyons NCA (formerly the Colorado Canyon National Conservation Area). Two surveys were conducted during the spring and summer to gather information about wildlife observation at three...

  20. Feral cat management: Perceptions and preferences (A case study)

    Contributor(s):: Wilken, Rachel L. M.

    Feral cat management is a highly debated topic. Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) programs have become increasingly popular as an alternative to eradication. Public preference about how to manage feral cats has been explored by previous authors, but no consensus has been reached. Public policy and...