Encounters with whales '93 : a conference to further explore the management isues relating to human/whale interactions
| Contributor(s):: Deb Postle, Mark Simmons
Within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park there has also been an increase over the past few years in the number of tourist operators applying for permits to run commercial whale watching activities. In the Whitsunday Islands region, which is already a heavily used recreational and commercial...
Human contact and fear responses in laying hens
| Contributor(s):: Edwards, L. E., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
Human-animal interactions were studied at nine Australian farms and nine US farms. Measures of hen fear of humans, human activity in the laying shed, productivity records and shed parameters were collected at each shed. Significant differences between countries were found for shed parameters,...
The benefits of pets and the human animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Kibble, R. M.
An international gene bank for guide dogs: organisation, utilization and potential
| Contributor(s):: Kolosi, J., Gunn, I. M.
The Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia (RGDAA) has a breeding population of Labrador Retrievers consisting of 30 females and 11 stud males. Frozen semen from guide dog centres in UK and USA is used in its breeding programme to minimize inbreeding. The RGDAA is establishing an international...