A Hypothetical Engagement: GATT Article XX(a) and Indonesia's FATWA Against Trade in Endangered Species
Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Meissner
The greatest recognized threat facing biodiversity conservation today is habitat destruction. Other threats include but are not limited to global climate change, encroachment, illegal wildlife trafficking, and overexploitation through intensive agricultural and commercial uses. Although wildlife...
Affect and aesthetics: biophilia, biophobia, and natural landscapes
Contributor(s):: Ulrich, Roger S.
Affect and aesthetics: dialogue with animals: its nature and culture
Contributor(s):: Katcher, Aaron, Wilkins, Gregory
Affect and aesthetics: humans, habitats and aesthetics
Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, Judith H., Orians, Gordon H.
Agriculture in the Slovenian transitional economy: the preservation of genetic diversity of plants and ethical consequences
Contributor(s):: Ivancic, A., Turk, J., Rozman, C., Sisko, M.
Slovene agriculture is going through drastic changes. Most of the land is still owned by small farmers. The production is oriented to the market and is based on modern Western technology. It is associated with increasing pollution and is becoming a serious threat to biodiversity. Many of the wild...
Agro-biodiversity conservation in Europe: ethical issues
Contributor(s):: Negri, V.
While it is commonly acknowledged that the ecosystemic, and the inter- and intra-specific diversity of "natural" life is under threat of being irremediably lost, there is much less awareness that the diversity in agro-ecosystems is also under threat. This paper is focused on the biodiverse...
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...
Agroecosystems and primate conservation in the tropics : a review
Contributor(s):: Estrada, Alejandro
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...
Analysis of the alternative agriculture's seeds market sector: history and development
Contributor(s):: Barbieri, P., Bocchi, S.
Alternative agricultural systems, like organic and local agriculture, are becoming increasingly important in Europe to the detriment of conventional methods. As a matter of fact, sustainable agriculture, which started as a niche sector, has been able to conquer a significant share of the European...
Animal related activities as determinants of species knowledge
Contributor(s):: Randler, Christoph
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...
Anthropomorphized species as tools for conservation: utility beyond prosocial, intelligent and suffering species
Contributor(s):: Root-Bernstein, M., Douglas, L., Smith, A., Verissimo, D.
Archaeofaunal signatures of specialized bowhead whaling in the Western Canadian Arctic: a regional study
Contributor(s):: Betts, Matthew W., Friesen, T. Max
Behavioral patterns of (co-)grazing cattle and sheep on swards differing in plant diversity
Contributor(s):: Cuchillo Hilario, Mario, Wrage-Mönnig, Nicole, Isselstein, Johannes
Both botanical composition and the presence of additional grazer species may modify the grazing efficiency and ingestive behavior of ruminants. However, at present, potential effects of interactions between sward diversity and presence of multiple animal species on the grazing behavior of cattle...
Biofuels: efficiency, ethics, and limits to human appropriation of ecosystem services
Contributor(s):: Gomiero, T., Paoletti, M. G., Pimentel, D.
Biofuels have lately been indicated as a promising source of cheap and sustainable energy. In this paper we argue that some important ethical and environmental issues have also to be addressed: (1) the conflict between biofuels production and global food security, particularly in developing...
Biophilia: unanswered questions
Contributor(s):: SoulÃ©, Michael E.
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...
Nov 15 2016
Can I protect the planet? How our daily decisions impact global biodiversity decline
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...