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  1. Nov 26 2016

    Reef Conservation UK Conference 2016

    The RCUK committee is pleased to announce that the 19th Reef Conservation UK conference will be held on Saturday 26th November 2016 at the Zoological Society of London.This meeting is held to...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/493

  2. Residents' and Tourists' Knowledge of Sea Lions in the Galapagos

    Contributor(s):: Lorden, R., Sambrook, R., Mitchell, R. W.

    This study examined knowledge of sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) for both residents and tourists on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, a famous nature tourism destination. Participants (N = 281) obtained through convenience and snowball sampling answered questionnaires about their knowledge...

  3. Risks associated with genetic modification: an annotated bibliography of peer reviewed natural science publications

    Contributor(s):: Weaver, S. A., Morris, M. C.

    An annotated bibliography is presented of peer-reviewed papers highlighting the human health, animal welfare, and environmental risks (concerning biodiversity in particular) associated with genetic modification. The bibliography is organized according to the nature of the risks in question: (1)...

  4. Rural and urban students' perceptions of and attitudes toward brown bears in Turkey

    | Contributor(s):: Ambarli, H.

    Many studies have examined adults’ perceptions of and attitudes toward large carnivores to assess human–wildlife conflict and inform conservation strategies, but there have been few studies concerning children. I studied secondary school students’ perceptions of and attitudes...

  5. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D.

  6. Slovakian pupils' knowledge of, and attitudes toward, birds

    | Contributor(s):: Prokop, P., Kubiatko, M., Fancovicova, J.

    As the world's biodiversity is being destroyed, costs for nature protection activities increase. One proposed way to increase people's pro-environmental attitudes is to increase their knowledge base. It has been suggested that knowledge and attitudes are related, but no consensus in this field...

  7. Strandings as indicators of marine mammal biodiversity and human interactions off the coast of North Carolina

    | Contributor(s):: Barbie L. Byrd, Aleta A. Hohn, Gretchen N. Lovewell, Karen M. Altman, Susan G. Marco, Ari Friedlaender, Craig A. Harms, William A. McLellan, Kathleen T. Moore, Patricia E. Rosel, Victoria G. Thayer

    The adjacency of 2 marine biogeographic regions off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (NC), and the proximity of the Gulf Stream result in a high biodiversity of species from northern and southern provinces and from coastal and pelagic habitats. We examined spatiotemporal patterns of marine mammal...

  8. Symbolism: on animal friends

    | Contributor(s):: Shepard, Paul

  9. Symbolism: the sacred bee, the filthy pig, and the bat out of hell: animal symbolism as cognitive biophilia

    | Contributor(s):: Lawrence, Elizabeth Atwood

  10. The Biophilia hypothesis

    | Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R., Wilson, Edward O.

  11. The Changing Legal Status of Cats in Australia: From Friend of the Settlers, to Enemy of the Rabbit, and Now a Threat to Biodiversity and Biosecurity Risk

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie Riley

    In NSW, free-roaming cats are regarded as one the biggest threats to biodiversity. Yet, at one stage they were classified as “the enemy of the rabbit” and were protected and released in their thousands. The purpose of this article is to examine the changing status of cats in...

  12. The design and implementation of sustainable plant diversity conservation program for alpine meadows and pastures

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, J., Hartmann, J.

    The paper describes the design and implementation of a plant biodiversity conservation programme that was developed under funding and time constraints for diverse ecological, social, and institutional environments. The biodiversity programme for alpine meadows and pastures in the Canton of the...

  13. The fat of the land: linking American food overconsumption, obesity, and biodiversity loss

    | Contributor(s):: Cafaro, P. J., Primack, R. B., Zimdahl, R. L.

    Americans' excessive consumption of food harms their health and quality of life and also causes direct and indirect environmental degradation, through habitat loss and increased pollution from agricultural fertilizers and pesticides. We show here that reducing food consumption (and eating less...

  14. 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...

  15. Nov 29 2016

    The Living Planet Report 2016: threats, pressures and addressing the challenges

    In October 2016 WWF and Zoological Society of London will publish the Living Planet Report 2016, the latest science-based analysis of the environmental state of the planet. The 2014 Report...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/494

  16. The Marine Mammal Brain Game: Students Compare the Brains and Behaviors of Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Manatees in This Unique Standards-Based Activity

    | Contributor(s):: Demetrikopoulos, Melissa K., Morris, Lee G., Fobbs, Archibald J., Jr., Johnson, John I.

  17. The nature of hope: Thane Maynard at TEDxCincinnati

    | Contributor(s):: Thane Maynard

    Thane Maynard director of zoo talks about calendars the effort to save endangered animals from bunk of extinction and explores how that's possible cbc or and why it's so important here in the 20th century. Thane has written more than a dozen books, the most recent, “Hope For Animals...

  18. Toward a synthesis of conservation and animal welfare science. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Conservation biology and animal welfare science are multidisciplinary fields of research that address social concerns about animals. Conservation biology focuses on wild animals, works at the level of populations, ecological systems and genetic types, and deals with threats to biodiversity and...

  19. Towards a Coherent Theory of Animal Equality

    | Contributor(s):: Bruers, Stijn

  20. 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...