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  1. How nature can be used to create a therapeutic outdoor environment

    Contributor(s):: Carol Davis

  2. 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,...

  3. Microfaunal remains from the East Granary, Roman Vindolanda: Evidence for human–animal interactions.

    Contributor(s):: Deb Bennett, Robert M. Timm

    The East Granary situated within the Roman fort-village complex at Vindolanda was in active use from the early third through the late fourth centuries A.D. The architectural layout of the foundation of this building consists of five parallel channels cut by cross-flues at regular intervals, and...

  4. 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...

  5. Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 2: Individual Variation

    Contributor(s):: Peta S Taylor, Paul H Hemsworth, Peter J Groves, Sabine G Gebhardt-Henrich, Jean-Loup Rault

    Little is known about broiler chicken ranging behaviour. Previous studies have monitored ranging behaviour at flock level but whether individual ranging behaviour varies within a flock is unknown. Using Radio Frequency Identification technology, we tracked 1200 individual ROSS 308 broiler...

  6. Ranging Behaviour of Commercial Free-Range Broiler Chickens 1: Factors Related to Flock Variability

    Contributor(s):: Peta S Taylor, Paul H Hemsworth, Peter J Groves, Sabine G Gebhardt-Henrich, Jean-Loup Rault

    Little is known about the ranging behaviour of chickens. Understanding ranging behaviour is required to improve management and shed and range design to ensure optimal ranging opportunities. Using Radio Frequency Identification technology, we tracked 300 individual broiler chickens in each of four...

  7. The role of the domestic cat in relation to game birds in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Nils Norman Nilsson

    The main purpose of this study was to ascertain the importance of the domestic cat in the Willamette Valley as a game bird predator; additional reasons were to learn more of its life history and food habits, and to analyze the popular belief that the cat, feral or non-feral, is the greatest...

  8. Volunteer tourism : saving the African penguin one volunteer at a time. The case of a seabird rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Contributor(s):: Carole Olivier

    Volunteer tourism, as a form of leisure and/or recreation, is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism globally. It has also become a critical human resource for many organisations in the Western Cape, South Africa who rely on the support of volunteer tourists. A review of the current...

  9. How the rehabilitation of animals in captivity affects survival rates upon release : focus on a reintroduction project with Amazonas vinacea

    Contributor(s):: Karen Burk

        The topic of rehabilitation is of special importance when concerning animals that are near extinction. Biodiversity is the variety of animals, plants, their habitats and their genes. It is a key part of the functioning of the planet; if it is changed over a large scale then...

  10. Back from the Brink: Sarah Stock at TEDxYosemite

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Stock

    We live at a time when the rate of extinction is thought to be 1,000 times higher than normal. In this hopeful talk, Sarah Stock describes how the dire fate of two animals in Yosemite was reversed, showing what is possible when we boldly address past mistakes.Sarah Stock is a Wildlife Biologist...

  11. Humans versus animals: conflict of interests: Olga Kishinevskaya at TEDxSSTU

    Contributor(s):: Olga Kishinevskaya

    Great Bustard is a unique bird, the largest flying bird in the world, but it is on the brink of extinction. Steppe is alive while Great Bustard is dancing , and in order not to let this dance break, Olga Kishinevskaya and Studio F(x) have invested all their knowledge, skills, and most...

  12. Encounters with Difference and Politics of Place: Meanings of Birdwatchers and Dog Walkers at a Multiple-Use Urban Forest

    Contributor(s):: Taryn M. Graham

    With a particular interest in birdwatchers and dog walkers, this case study explored place meanings of users at Westmount Summit Woods, a multiple-use urban forest located just west of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A document analysis was conducted on the research site, followed by data...

  13. Human impacts on the ecology of bald eagles in interior Alaska

    Contributor(s):: Robert J. Steidl

    To assess the consequences of increased recreational activity on bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we studied factors that influenced their behavior and reproductive success in the Gulkana River basin, Alaska, from 1989 to 1993. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors were associated with...

  14. The Burden of Avian Influenza Viruses in Community Ponds in California

    Contributor(s):: Zin Htway

    Emerging influenza viruses continue to challenge public health. The problem is public health science professionals have been battling emerging human influenza diseases with tactile and reactionary methods because there is a lack of knowledge and data at the human-animal interface. This research...

  15. 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...

  16. Wildlife Management of Canada Geese in New York State: A Departure from the Express Policies of New York's Environmental Conservation Law

    Contributor(s):: Loriann Vita

    Prolonged recreational hunting of Canada geese in New York State may be contributing to the degradation of the species and ecological damage throughout the state. Due to the recent significant changes in the resident and migratory populations of Canada geese throughout the Atlantic Flyway, a more...

  17. Bringing the Endangered Barn Owl Back to McLean County, Illinois: Implementing a Local Nest Box Program

    Contributor(s):: Anna Groves

    Barn owls are an endangered species in Illinois, but populations have been known to increase where nest box programs have been implemented. In conjunction with the John Wesley Powell Audubon Society, a barn owl nest box program was established in McLean County and the surrounding area. Seventeen...

  18. 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...

  19. Prehistoric human impacts on California birds: evidence from the Emeryville Shellmound Avifauna

    Contributor(s):: John Broughton

    The abundance of artiodactyls, marine mammals, waterfowl, seabirds, and other animals in 18th- and 19th-century California astonished early explorers, and the incredible wildlife densities reported in their accounts are routinely taken as analogues for the original or pristine zoological...

  20. Swooping in the Suburbs; Parental Defence of an Abundant Aggressive Urban Bird against Humans

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    Contributor(s):: Daniel Lees, Craig D.h. Sherman, Grainne S. Maguire, Peter Dann, Adam P.a. Cardilini, Michael A. Weston

    Masked Lapwings, Vanellus miles, often come into ‘conflict’ with humans, because they often breed in close proximity to humans and actively defend their ground nests through aggressive behaviour, which typically involves swooping. This study examined whether defensive responses...