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  1. The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island

    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...

  2. A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia

    Contributor(s):: Ricardo Cardoso Leite

    Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a natureza...

  3. Modeling perceived risk from coyotes among Chicago residents

    Contributor(s):: Molly Spacapan

    Coyote management in urban areas has become a concern for wildlife professionals. In the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region (GCMR) wildlife professionals have received an increased number of complaints from residents. Based on cultural theory and cognitive hierarchy theory, we hypothesized that...

  4. Humanos e não-humanos: o aprendizado de novas sensibilidades e responsabilidades em nossas relações de estimação

    Contributor(s):: Luciana de Sant'Anna Dall'Agnol

    A educação e a cultura são processos inerentes e transformadores um ao outro, fazendo com que as mudanças em nossa sociedade exijam uma contínua renovação de conhecimentos e (re) adaptação a um mundo em constante...

  5. Animal viewing in postmodern America : a case study of the Yellowstone wolf watchers

    Contributor(s):: Jo Anne Young

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the American relationship with wildlife by way of a case study of the Yellowstone wolf watchers. The American relationship with nature and animals changed at a never before seen rate during the modern era because of capitalism and industrialization. Our...

  6. 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...

  7. Examining the effects of urbanization on occurrence of mammal species in natural areas of the Eastern Edwards Plateau

    Contributor(s):: Matthew B. Haverland

    Central Texas is experiencing urbanization at an unprecedented rate. This anthropogenic conversion of land is due in part to a rapidly growing population in the Austin and San Antonio metro areas and the development of infrastructure and resources needed to support that growth. Urban parks,...

  8. Transspecies urban theory: chickens in an African city

    Contributor(s):: Alice Hovorka

    New cultural animal geography offers conceptual tools for a reinterpretation of urbanization in Africa. This article applies transspecies urban theory to the existing literature on urban livestock in the developing world, as well as a case study of chickens in Botswana to demonstrate how cities...

  9. 'A pig is a person' or 'You can love a fox and hunt it': innovation and tradition in the discursive representation of animals

    Contributor(s):: Guy Cook

    In contemporary urban society animals have been erased in many people's lives (Stibbe 2012, 2014). They are generally encountered only as meat, pets, pests, or vicariously in fiction and documentaries; yet the relation of humans to other animals is a matter of pressing environmental, social,...

  10. No Room to Swing a Cat? Animal Treatment and Urban Space in Singapore

    Contributor(s):: Ying-kit Chan

    Since Singapore's independence in 1965, the People's Action Party government has launched an extensive urban planning program to transform the island into a modern metropolis. This paper discusses human-animal relations and the management of stray cats in postcolonial Singapore. In...

  11. Dingoes at the Doorstep: Home Range Sizes and Activity Patterns of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs around Urban Areas of North-Eastern Australia

    Contributor(s):: Alice T. McNeill, Luke K.P. Leung, Mark S. Goullet, Matthew N. Gentle, Benjamin L. Allen

    Top-predators around the world are becoming increasingly intertwined with humans, sometimes causing conflict and increasing safety risks in urban areas. In Australia, dingoes and dingo×domesticdoghybridsarecommoninmanyurbanareas,andposeavarietyofhumanhealth and safety risks. However, data on...

  12. Contradiction and Complacency Shape Attitudes towards the Toll of Roads on Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Daniel Ramp, Vanessa K. Wilson, David B. Croft

    Most people in the world now live in cities. Urbanisation simultaneously isolates people from nature and contributes to biodiversity decline. As cities expand, suburban development and the road infrastructure to support them widens their impact on wildlife. Even so, urban communities, especially...

  13. "Vicious, Aggressive Bird Stalks Cyclist": The Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen) in the News

    Contributor(s):: Kitty van Vuuren, Scott O' Keefe, Darryl N. Jones

    The Australian Magpie ( Cracticus tibicen ) is a common bird found in urban Australian environments where its nest defense behavior during spring brings it into conflict with humans. This article explores the role of print media in covering this conflict. Leximancer software was used to analyze...

  14. Living together in an urban world: urbanisation and its implications for human-wildlife interactions

    Contributor(s):: Darryl Noel Jones

    The process of urbanisation has been identified as the most prominent cause of extinctions in the present century. Given that most people on earth now live in large cities, the acceleration on habitat alteration due to the spread of cities is likely to have profound implications on both...

  15. 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...

  16. Public perceptions of coyotes in Vancouver

    Contributor(s):: Renee Proulx

    The coyote (Canis latrans) has benefitted from the urbanization of previously undeveloped areas and have successfully expanded their range across North America. As they are newcomers, it is interesting to track how the public interacts with and perceives the species. This study is modelled after...

  17. The Effects of Urbanization on Fear in Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Spier, Joseph J. Fontaine

    Through this study we sought out to determine if Fox Squirrels in Lincoln, Nebraska exhibited a change in response to aerial versus terrestrial predators in urban areas. We addressed the possible consequences that human disturbance has on daily stimuli, predator behaviors, and, in turn, prey...

  18. Human-spider entanglements: understanding and managing the good, the bad, and the venomous

    Contributor(s):: Lemelin, R. H., Yen, A.

    Considering the fear that spiders can generate in humans, examining human-spider interactions in urban settings may at first glance appear odd. However, human-spider interactions, which occur quite frequently in urban settings, do not necessarily have to be negative; they can, in some cases,...

  19. Embodied Wildlife Histories and the Urban Landscape

    Contributor(s):: Biehler, Dawn

  20. Exploring Geospatial Trends in Urban Attitudes Toward Wolves in Wisconsin and Implications for Future Management

    Contributor(s):: Peter Hudack, Danielle Felgenhauer, Lizzi Slivinski, Annie Johnson

    In 2004, the recovering Wisconsin timber wolf (Canis lupus) population reached the state management goal, set by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, of 350 wolves. Since then, the state's wolf population has nearly doubled to the current population of 690 wolves (97 percent...