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  1. Reinforcing Marine Conservation Messages: Case Study at the Houston Zoo

    Reports | Contributor(s): Heather L. Crane

    The Houston Zoo has been involved in conservation efforts worldwide for many years. However, in 2015, the Houston Zoo pledged to make conservation its priority and improve upon the existing conservation programs. In 2015, the Houston Zoo developed partnerships with 28 conservation organizations...

  2. Animals in Ohio long-term care facilities

    Reports | Contributor(s): Jason Stull, Tim Landers, Chelsea Fauver

    There is strong evidence that animals provide many health benefits to residents living in a long-term care facility (Nursing Home). Although animals may provide benefits to this population, there are also health risks associated with animal interactions. This brochure provides long-term care...

  3. Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature

    Reports | Contributor(s): Rhiana Kohl

    Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...

  4. Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature

    Reports | Contributor(s): Susan M. McDonald

    The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...

  5. The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    Reports | Contributor(s): Sharon L. Nelson

    This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...

  6. Zoonoses

    Reports | Contributor(s): M.C. Atapattu

  7. Human dolphin interactions on the west coast of Florida : documentation from MML's Marine Mammal Response Program.

    Reports | Contributor(s): Margaret A. Morgan, Geoffrey W. Patton

    Use of Mote's role as a participant in the operation of the U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network to document human and marine mammal interactions.

  8. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    Reports | Contributor(s): Stephanie Wood

    Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on...

  9. Domestic Dogs in Communal Lands: Implications for CAMPFIRE Schemes

    Reports | Contributor(s): J.R.A. Butler

  10. Captive Elephants in Circuses

    Reports | Contributor(s): Varma Varma, S.R. Sujata, Suparna Ganguly, Shiela Rao

    Circuses have a long history of using performing animals, both wild and domesticated. The animals are trained or conditioned to exhibit specific behaviours with no option to do otherwise. This report is based on the observation of 31 elephants belonging to a sample of seven circuses (out of 15...

  11. Animal Conservation and Human Survival: A Case Study of The Tembomvura People of Chapato Ward In The Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe

    Reports | Contributor(s): Ravai Marindo-Ranganai, Basia Zaba

  12. The interaction of the pantaneiro man with his horse.

    Reports | Contributor(s): RS Juliano, SA Santos, UGP de Abreu, Rams Silva, MTBD Araujo

    The importance of the Pantaneiro horse for the man who lives in the field, creating and working the cattle, is evident and it is an interface of pantanal everyday life, still little studied, under the specific perspective of science. The text brings information from the literature and from...

  13. The effects of wildlife-livestock-human interactions on habitat in the Meru Conservation Area, Kenya

    Reports | Contributor(s): J. Otuoma

  14. Legal Culture Relating to Animals: A Comparison Between Japan and Europe

    Reports | Contributor(s): Hitoshi Aoki

    This paper is a translated English version of Hitoshi Aoki's "Legal Culture on Animals - from the Viewpoint of Japan and Europe Comparison", which was brought up in "Quarterly Tohoku Studies No. 9 (Fall 2006)".

  15. A interação do homem pantaneiro com seu cavalo

    Reports | Contributor(s): Raquel Soares Juliano, Sandra Aparecida Santos, Urbano Gomes Pinto de Abreu, Roberto Aguilar Machado Santos Silva, Marcos Tadeu Borges Daniel Araujo

    The importance of the Pantaneiro horse for the man who lives in the field, creating and working the cattle, is evident and it is an interface of pantanal everyday life, still little studied, under the specific perspective of science. The text brings information from the literature and from...

  16. Comparison of Intervention Programs Designed to Reduce Human-Bear Conflict: A Review of the Literature

    Reports | Contributor(s): Meredith L. Gore

    Black bear populations are increasing throughout North America (McCracken 1995, Peine 2001). Typically, when areas of black bear population expansion overlap regions of substantial human use (e.g., a suburban neighborhood or tourist destination), conflict can ensue. Human-bear conflict is an...

  17. Stakeholder insights into the human-coyote interface in Westchester County, New York

    Reports | Contributor(s): Heather W. Hudenko, Daniel J. Decker, William F. Siemer

    In recent decades, a number of factors have contributed to an increased potential for conflict between people and coyotes (Canis latrans). Problematic interactions between people and coyotes have occurred in many highly developed areas across the United States. Over the last few years in New...

  18. Establishment and persistence of a good relationship between man and animal by weaning management of Galician Blonde

    Reports | Contributor(s): C. Portela, L. Lopez, A. Varela, L. Monserrat, L. Sanchez

    Summary of the communication before the III Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources

  19. Household pets as monitors of lead exposure to humans

    Reports | Contributor(s): William B. Buck, Louise Marie Cote, Philippe Berny

    A study was conducted to determine the health effects of lead-contaminated soils in dogs, cats and children residing near a secondary lead smelter. The sample sizes were 84 dogs and 26 cats in 80 households with a total of 198 humans. Animals living outside, exposed to soit were more at...

  20. Of feral cats and pet cats

    Reports | Contributor(s): Bruce A. Vojak

    Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...