Case Studies in Ancient Maya Human-Animal Relations: El Perú, 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...
Nov 29 2016
The Living Planet Report 2016: threats, pressures and addressing the challenges
Nov 26 2016
Reef Conservation UK Conference 2016
Nov 15 2016
Can I protect the planet? How our daily decisions impact global biodiversity decline
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...
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...
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...
What does it truly mean to live as one with Mother Nature? Pamela Malhotra at TEDxBangalore
Contributor(s):: Pamela Malhotra
Nature conservationist & animal lover Pamela, the owner of the SAI sanctuary forest reserve in India gives us a glimpse into the hidden stories of Mother NatureSAI Sanctuary is the first private wildlife sanctuary in India being the fulfilment of a lifetime spent in protecting wildlife and...
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...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
| Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental...
Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India
| Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef
To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...
Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature
| Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.
This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...
In the water with white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.
White shark ( Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...
Wolf Reintroduction Into Yellowstone Park
| Contributor(s):: Erin Quartley
Agrobiodiversity under different property regimes
| Contributor(s):: Timmermann, C., Robaey, Z.
Having an adequate and extensively recognized resource governance system is essential for the conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources in a highly populated planet. Despite the widely accepted importance of agrobiodiversity for future plant breeding and thus food security, there...
The IPBES conceptual framework: an unhelpful start
| Contributor(s):: Maier, D. S., Feest, A.
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have recently launched themselves as the UN-sanctioned instrument for conserving nature. They seek to establish themselves as the authority in this field alongside the well-known Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
Politics of biodiversity conservation and socio ecological conflicts in a city: the case of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
| Contributor(s):: Amrita, Sen, Sarmistha, Pattanaik
Loss of the green belts in the cities as an antecedent outcome of haphazard and irregular urbanization as one of the principle factors has a negative bearing on the socio ecological services that nature entails. Our paper represents the conditions under which the contemporary statist...
Towards a Coherent Theory of Animal Equality
| Contributor(s):: Bruers, Stijn
Transformative participation in agrobiodiversity governance: making the case for an environmental justice approach
| Contributor(s):: Coolsaet, B.
This paper makes the case for an environmental justice approach to the practice and study of participation and effectiveness in agrobiodiversity governance. It is argued that, in order to understand the conditions under which participation leads to improved outcomes, the concept has to be...
Bird-window collisions: a critical animal welfare and conservation issue
| Contributor(s):: Klem, D., Jr.
Sheet glass and plastic in the form of clear and reflective windows are universally lethal to birds. Reasonable interpretation of available scientific evidence describes windows as a principal human-associated avian mortality factor that is an indiscriminant killer of common species as well as...