"Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species
Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.
A longitudinal study of antipredator behaviour in four successive generations of two populations of captive red junglefowl
Contributor(s):: Hakansson, J., Jensen, P.
Conservation breeding and reintroduction into the wild can only be an effective management tool if behaviours essential for a life in the wild are maintained in captivity. The aim of this study was to investigate how a protected captive environment influences antipredator behaviour over...
A model to quantify the anticipatory response in cats
Contributor(s):: Tami, G., Martorell, A., Torre, C., Compagnucci, M., Manteca, X.
The aim of this paper was to develop a protocol to study the anticipatory response in cats as a measure of welfare. Seven experimental cats were trained in a classical conditioning paradigm to associate a sound with food arrival, while sound and food were presented without contingency in four...
A note on the use of GPS collars to monitor wild maned wolves Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger 1815) (Mammalia, Canidae)
Contributor(s):: Coelho, C. M., Melo, L. F. B. de, Sabato, M. A. L., Rizel, D. N., Young, R. J.
Increasingly, problems of animal conservation are being solved with the aid of technology. One recent advance in monitoring the spatial location of wild animals is the GPS collar. In this study we evaluate the use of such technology with three wild maned wolves. In a period of 155 days our three...
Adaptive management of nonnative species: moving beyond the "either-or" through experimental pluralism
Contributor(s):: Evans, J. M., Wilkie, A. C., Burkhardt, J.
This paper outlines a pragmatic, adaptive management-based approach toward the control of invasive non-native species (INS) through a case study of Kings Bay/Crystal River, a large artesian springs ecosystem that is one of Florida's most important habitats for endangered West Indian manatees...
Contributor(s):: Patronek, Gary J., Slavinski, Sally A.
Animal cognition in nature : the convergence of psychology and biology in laboratory and field
Contributor(s):: Balda, Russell P., Pepperberg, Irene M., Kamil, Alan C.
Animal welfare and organic aquaculture in open systems
Contributor(s):: Cottee, S. Y., Petersan, P.
The principles of organic farming espouse a holistic approach to agriculture that promotes sustainable and harmonious relationships amongst the natural environment, plants and animals, as well as regard for animals' physiological and behavioral needs. However, open aquaculture systems - both...
Animal welfare considerations in primate rehabilitation: an assessment of three vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) releases in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Contributor(s):: Guy, A. J., Stone, O. M. L., Curnoe, D.
Animals in war, animals on war: new perspectives from a theater of species
Contributor(s):: Chaudhuri, U.
Aquaculture and restocking: implications for conservation and welfare. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)
Contributor(s):: Braithwaite, V. A., Salvanes, A. G. V.
As the harvesting of fish through commercial fisheries becomes both harder and less economically viable, the world is becoming increasingly dependent on aquaculture to provide fish for human consumption. The closely related activity of stock enhancement, whereby large numbers of fish are reared...
Are farmed salmon more prone to risk than wild salmon? Susceptibility of juvenile farm, hybrid and wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. to an artificial predator
Contributor(s):: Solberg, M. F., Zhang, ZhiWei, Glover, K. A.
Offspring of farmed Atlantic salmon have been documented to display lower survival than the offspring of wild salmon in the wild. It has been suggested that reduced survival of farmed salmon offspring in the wild could, in part, be explained by increased susceptibility to predation through...
Are wild animals suited to a travelling circus life?
Contributor(s):: Iossa, G., Soulsbury, C. D., Harris, S.
A comprehensive synopsis of the welfare of captive, wild (ie non-domesticated) animals in travelling circuses is missing. We examined circus animal welfare and, specifically, behaviour, health, living and travelling conditions. We compared the conditions of non-domesticated animals in circuses...
Artificial illumination reduces bait-take by small rainforest mammals
Contributor(s):: Bengsen, A. J., Leung, L. K. P., Lapidge, S. J., Gordon, I. J.
Small mammals often moderate their foraging behaviour in response to cues indicating a high local predation risk. We assessed the ability of cues associated with a high predation risk to reduce the consumption of bait by non-target small mammal species in a tropical rainforest, without inhibiting...
Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats
Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.
Attitudes of Canadian beef producers toward animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Spooner, J. M., Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.
Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children
Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.
In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...
Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo
Contributor(s):: Campbell, M.
Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian foraging grounds. However, few studies of bird reactions to human presence have included bird adaptation...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using behavioral adaptations to assess and enhance welfare of nonhuman zoo animals
Contributor(s):: Koene, P.
This project aimed to estimate a species' adaptations in nature and in captivity, assess welfare, suggest environmental changes, and find species characteristics that underlie welfare problems in nonhuman animals in the zoo. First, the current status of zoo animal welfare assessment was reviewed,...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species
Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...