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  1. Pillars for successful operationalization of one health as an ecosystem approach: experience from a human-animal interface in the Maasai steppe in Tanzania

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    | Contributor(s):: Gwakisa, P., George, J., Sindato, C., Ngonyoka, A., Nnko, H., Assenga, J., Kimera, S., Nessele, M. O.

    Background: Solving complex public health challenges requires integrated approaches to health, such as One Health. A key element of the One Health approach is the interrelationship between human, animal and environmental health and the associated multistakeholder collaboration across many...

  2. Animal welfare deserts: human and nonhuman animal inequities

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    | Contributor(s):: Reese, L., Li, X. M.

    Residents of distressed areas of inner cities have less access to many of life's necessities and amenities than their more well-off counterparts. Geographic proximity has been identified as a primary barrier to accessing care for pets potentially creating animal welfare deserts. This...

  3. Roles and usages of neuro service dogs for caregivers living at home with persons with dementia: An exploratory comparative case study

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, Claude, Dumont, Frédéric S., Rivard, Annette, Rogers, Manon, Brémault-Phillips, Suzette, Brown, Cary, Achou, Bertrand

  4. The role of pets in the support systems of community-dwelling older adults: a qualitative systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Reniers, P. W. A., Declercq, I. J. N., Hediger, K., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Gerritsen, D. L., Leontjevas, R.

  5. What is a lion worth to local people - quantifying of the costs of living alongside a top predator

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, K. S., Sandorf, E. D., Loveridge, A. J., Dickman, A. J., Johnson, P. J., Mourato, S., Contu, D., Macdonald, D. W.

  6. Segmenting wildlife value orientations to mitigate human - wildlife conflict for ecotourism development in protected areas

    | Contributor(s):: Birendra, K. C., Min, JihYe, Serenari, C.

  7. Associations between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Dog Walking among Participants in the Dog Aging Project

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, D., Lee, H., Dunbar, M. D., Crowder, K.

  8. Conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and decentralised governance: complexities beyond incomplete devolution

    | Contributor(s):: Hohbein, R. R., Abrams, J. B.

    Decentralisation of environmental governance (DEG) proliferated around the world in the 1990s, inspired, in part, by theories of common-pool resource governance that argued that local communities could sustainably manage valuable but non-excludable resources given a set of proper institutional...

  9. Environmentalities of coexistence with wolves in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Marino, A., Blanco, J. C., Cortes-Vazquez, J. A., Lopez-Bao, J. V., Bosch, A. P., Durant, S. M.

    Coexistence between humans and large carnivores is mediated by diverse values and interactions. We focus on four sites in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain with a history of continuous wolf presence to examine how perceptions of coexistence vary across contexts. We conducted semi-structured and...

  10. Local attitudes toward Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) conservation in the Russian Far East

    | Contributor(s):: Mukhacheva, A. S., Bragina, E. V., Miquelle, D. G., Kretser, H. E., Derugina, V. V.

    Public support is a necessary component of large carnivore conservation. We analysed public opinion on Amur tigers, Panthera tigris altaica, in Russia's Far East, the northernmost stronghold of the world's rarest big cat. We surveyed 1035 people in 5 settlements at increasing distances to tiger...

  11. The Significance of Pets for Vulnerable Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Explorative Qualitative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Reniers, Peter W. A., Leontjevas, Ruslan, Declercq, Ine J. N., Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Gerritsen, Debby L., Hediger, Karin

    Older adults receiving long-term care at home (LTCH-clients) were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its countermeasures. Previous research suggests that pets can mitigate some of the pandemic’s impacts for older adults but results are contradictory. Our aim was to investigate experiences of...

  12. Evaluation Tools for Educational Programs at Zoos Victoria

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Marie Packard, Michael Robert Clark, Erin Marie McConnaghy, Brian Grant Peterson

    Zoos Victoria recently introduced a new educational program, Education for Conservation (EfC), to teach visiting students about conservation practices. Our goal was to create a set of efficient tools to assess the effectiveness of EfC from the perspectives of Zoo educators, schoolteachers, and...

  13. Stakeholders' Perspectives on the Safety of an Adaptive Riding Program for Adults Living with Dementia and Care Partners

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    | Contributor(s):: Alicia A. Oestreich, Beth E. Fields

    The purpose of this qualitative community-based participatory research was to explore the safety perspectives of stakeholders involved in an adaptive horseback riding program designed to enhance the quality of life of adults living with dementia and their care partners. Human–animal...

  14. Community Veterinary Medicine Programs: Pet Owners' Perceptions and Experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori R. Kogan, Veronica H. Accornero, Emily Gelb, Margaret R. Slater

    Many American pet owners struggle financially, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this problem. Yet, the positive effects that companion animals have in people’s lives create the need for supportive systems to ensure that financial limitations, and other barriers, do not...

  15. Leashes, Litterboxes, and Lifelines: Exploring Volunteer-Based Pet Care Assistance Programs for Older Adults

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    | Contributor(s):: McLennan, K., Rock, M. J., Mattos, E., Toohey, A. M.

    At the convergence of population aging and pet-ownership, community stakeholders are well-positioned to support older adults’ relationships with companion animals through age-related transitions in health and living arrangements. In this study’s setting, a volunteer-based pet care...

  16. What Patients Prioritize for Research to Improve Their Lives and How Their Priorities Get Dismissed again

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    | Contributor(s):: Groot, B., Haveman, A., Buree, M., Zuijlen, R. V., Zuijlen, J. V., Abma, T.

    Health researchers increasingly work with patients in a participatory fashion. Active patient involvement throughout the research process can provide epistemic justice to patients who have often only had an informant role in traditional health research. This study aims to conduct participatory...

  17. Animal Cruelty and Neglect: Prevalence and Community Actions in Victoria, Australia

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    While animal mistreatment is common worldwide, its true scale is largely unknown. Currently, organisations rely on community reporting (case data) and trends found therein to inform prevention activities. To investigate the prevalence, types, and responses to animal mistreatment in Victoria, we...

  18. 'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India

    | Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.

  19. Dog Parks as an Institutional Resource for Social Capital in the Urban Neighborhood

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, Aviva

  20. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

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    | Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni

    Non-profit organizations and community programs work with at-risk youth to teach social-emotional skills like empathy, self-confidence, and self-efficacy. This research aimed to examine best practices for community programs that use human-animal interaction as an intervention for at-risk youth....