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  1. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  2. Design solutions to coastal human-wildlife conflicts

    Contributor(s):: Meredith Root-Bernstein, Nicolás Arévalo Rosas, Layla P. Osman, Richard J. Ladle

    Coastal areas can be a challenge for conservation due to multiple competing land uses including development, tourism, and extractive resource use. These multiple land uses often lead to human-wildlife conflicts. Here we propose that collaboration with industrial designers and architects has the...

  3. Nuisance American alligators: an investigation into trends and public opinion

    Contributor(s):: Eversole, Cord B., Henke, Scott E., Ogdee, Jacob L., Wester, David B., Cooper, Amos

  4. Responses of Birds to Humans at a Coastal Barrier Beach: Napatree Point, Rhode Island

    Contributor(s):: Thomas W. Mayo, Peter W.C. Paton, Peter August

    Human activity is one of the most important factors affecting disturbance to birds that use coastal barrier beaches in southern New England. The barrier beach at Napatree Point, RI, provides important breeding habitat for several bird species, key stopover habitat for thousands of migrating...

  5. Impacts of Human Disturbance on the Behavior of Sanderlings on the Georgia Coast

    Contributor(s):: Amy Catherine Gray

    Habitat loss has a serious impact on wildlife. However, even when humans do not destroy habitat, their activity can have negative impacts on behavior. The purpose of my study was (1) to test whether the presence of humans altered the behavior of Sanderlings (Calidris alba), (2) to quantify the...

  6. Explaining prehistoric variation in the abundance of large prey: a zooarchaeological analysis of deer and rabbit hunting along the Pecho Coast of Central California

    Contributor(s):: Brian F. Codding, Judith F. Porcasi, Terry L. Jones

    Three main hypotheses are commonly employed to explain diachronic variation in the relative abundance of remains of large terrestrial herbivores: (1) large prey populations decline as a function of anthro pogenic overexploitation; (2) large prey tends to increase as a result of increasing social...

  7. Island subsistence: hunting, trapping and the translocation of wildlife in the western Indian Ocean

    Contributor(s):: Walsh, Martin T.

  8. Whale shark tourism in Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Davis, D.

    Surveys conducted among whale shark tourists in Ningaloo Marine Park, off the coast of Western Australia, yielded 464 responses in 1995 and 376 in 1996. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is used to compare attitudes towards management questions relating to human-to-shark separation...

  9. Perceptions of village dogs by villagers and tourists in the coastal region of rural Oaxaca, Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Eilers, C. H. A. M.

  10. Medieval and early modern whaling in Portugal

    Contributor(s):: Brito, C.

    Mainland Portugal is not renowned for having been a whaling nation of significance. However, preliminary studies have brought to light enough historical references to suggest that whaling occurred from at least the 13th century, and the present work identifies 38 historical sources documenting...