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  1. Evaluating Trophic Rewilding as a Conservation Technique

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    | Contributor(s):: Aaron Sieve

    The focus for this paper is to define specifically trophic rewilding, determine its efficacy as a conservation technique, and explore ways to lessen one of its key limitations. Trophic rewilding is the conservation technique whereby an extirpated keystone species or ecosystem engineer is...

  2. Effects of Human Disturbance on Physiology, Behavior, and Ornamentation in the Eastern Bluebird

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Marjorie Gillespie

    Overall, few studies have focused on anthropogenic disturbance on wildlife physiology. Research has typically focused on how environmentally contaminated areas or anthropogenic disturbance (e.g. noise, human activity) influences biodiversity, community structure and behavior of individual...

  3. Husbandry practices and mitigation of human-carnivore conflicts : a case of the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania.

    | Contributor(s):: Ifura Godfrey Ukio

    Biodiversity losses are often influenced by humans due to increased demand over natural resources and retaliatory killing of wildlife as a result of human–wildlife conflicts. Large carnivores are in decline globally due to the current human–carnivore conflicts. This study was...

  4. Case Studies in Ancient Maya Human-Animal Relations: El PerĂº, La Corona, and Commensal Mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Diana Nicole Fridberg

    The ancient Maya of Mesoamerica inhabited a biodiverse landscape filled with animal taxa that provided both physical resources and rich ideological inspiration. To date, faunal studies among the Maya have been more limited than other types of archaeological investigations, leaving much still...

  5. 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...

  6. Animal traffic : making, remaking and unmaking commodities in global live wildlife trade

    | Contributor(s):: Rosemary-Claire Magdeleine Solange Collard

    Against mass species loss and escalating concern over declining biodiversity, legal and illegal trade in wildlife is booming. Annually, it generates tens of billions of dollars and involves the circulation of billions of live and dead animals worldwide. This dissertation examines one dimension of...

  7. An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Nafisa Sarwath

    In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities. Despite the alarming rate of species endangerment and subsequent loss, efforts to reduce species loss...

  8. Poaching as a threat to biodiversity and a barrier to sustainable development in Western Uganda: A Case Study of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Kibale National Park, and Surrounding Areas

    | Contributor(s):: Madeleine Torraca Jones

    Despite efforts of the international community and individual countries to end poaching activities and target the markets which drive these activities, poaching continues to be a global problem. This paper will discuss the methods, findings, and recommendations that have resulted from a study on...