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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...
Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago
Contributor(s):: Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.
Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their...
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...
Polar Similar: Intersections of Anthropology and Conservation
Contributor(s):: Nathan Poirier, Sarah Tomasello
Anthropologists and conservationists have a long history of conflict, largely stemming from the creation of protected areas that are frequently placed on the land belonging to Indigenous communities for which anthropologists advocate. While this paper does not wish to diminish the values of...
The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ
Contributor(s):: Alexander Braczkowski
Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...
Wildlife and Human-Impact of the Closer Encounter: Indonesia Case
Contributor(s):: Ani Mardiastuti
Human and wildlife formerly live in a relatively disjunct, non-overlapping environment, in the past several decades. However, various human activities has shrunk the wildlife habitat and made the sylvatic habitat closer to human environment, through human induced disturbances to biodiversity...
Como piensan los animales: Alex Kacelnik at TEDxPuraVida
Contributor(s):: Alex Kacelnik
His interest is to understand animal behavior in light of the ecological problems that evolution presents species in their natural circumstancesAlex Kacelnik is Professor of Behavioral Ecology at the University of Oxford , UK.His interest is to understand animal behavior in light of the...
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
Responses of Birds to Humans at a Coastal Barrier Beach: Napatree Point, Rhode Island
Contributor(s):: Thomas W. Mayo, Peter W.C. Paton, Peter August
Human activity is one of the most important factors affecting disturbance to birds that use coastal barrier beaches in southern New England. The barrier beach at Napatree Point, RI, provides important breeding habitat for several bird species, key stopover habitat for thousands of migrating...
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...
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...
Home range, body condition, and survival of rehabilitated raccoons ( Procyon lotor) during their first winter
Contributor(s):: McWilliams, M., Wilson, J. A.
The effects of raccoon ( Procyon lotor) rehabilitation on postrelease survivorship are unknown. Raccoon rehabilitation success was measured as differences in prewinter body condition, home range size, distance to manmade structures, and during-winter survival between raccoons in the wild and...
A survey of chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes troglodytes ) and gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla ) in the selectively logged Ngotto Forest, Central African Republic
Contributor(s):: Hicks, T. C., Fouts, R. S., Fouts, D. H.
Currently, the timber company Industrie Forestiere du Batalimo is selectively logging the Ngotto Forest in the Central African Republic. The forest is home to a population of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) and gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and provides the Bofi-speaking people of...
Chimpanzees and Retirement
Contributor(s):: Noon, Carole
Focuses on the growing need for chimpanzee sanctuaries in the United States. Factors influencing the increase in population of chimpanzees; Need of chimpanzees for quality long-term care; Importance of forming social groups and complex and challenging environment in providing long-term care for...
Possible costs of radio-tracking a young adult female mantled howler monkey ( Alouatta palliata ) in deciduous habitat of Costa Rican tropical dry forest
Contributor(s):: Hilpert, A. L., Jones, C. B.
Field experiments are required to determine the causes of the patterns identified in this report and their potential threats to the internal validity of field studies on mantled howlers. The literature on biotelemetry suggests that radio collars are likely to have deleterious effects on animals...
Differential preference for ultraviolet light among captive birds from three ecological habitats
Contributor(s):: Ross, M. R., Gillespie, K. L., Hopper, L. M., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.
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...
Variables Influencing Nest Success of Eastern Wild Turkeys in Connecticut: Nesting Habitat, Home Range-Scale Fragmentation, and Nest Attentiveness
Contributor(s):: Shelley M. Spohr, Daniel J. Harrison (adviser), Frederick A. Servello (adviser)
Nest success is the most important demographic parameter influencing rates of population change of eastern wild turkeys and many variables operating at multiple spatial and temporal scales may influence whether a nest is successful. Most studies of nest success and survival of turkeys have...