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  1. Editorial: Perceptions of Human-Animal Relationships and Their Impacts on Animal Ethics, Law and Research

    Contributor(s):: Pelé, M., Georges, J. Y., Matsuzawa, T., Sueur, C.

    2020Front Psychol116312381664-1078 (Print)1664-107810.3389/fpsyg.2020.631238engAnthropo-Lab, ETHICS EA7446, Lille Catholic University, Lille, France.Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IPHC UMR 7178, Strasbourg, France.Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto, Japan.Centre...

  2. How to train your wildlife: A review of predator avoidance training

    Contributor(s):: Edwards, Megan C., Ford, Caitlin, Hoy, Julia M., FitzGibbon, Sean, Murray, Peter J.

  3. Human-Animal Interactions in Zoos: What Can Compassionate Conservation, Conservation Welfare and Duty of Care Tell Us about the Ethics of Interacting, and Avoiding Unintended Consequences?

    Contributor(s):: Learmonth, M. J.

  4. The Ethics of Human–Animal Relationships and Public Discourse: A Case Study of Lions Bred for Their Bones

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter Coals, Dawn Burnham, Andrew Loveridge, David W. Macdonald, Michael ’t Sas-Rolfes, Vivienne L. Williams, John A. Vucetich

    Conservation and natural resource management are increasingly attending the ethical elements of public decisions. Ethical considerations are challenging, in part, because they typically require accounting for the moral consideration of various human and nonhuman forms of life, whose interests...

  5. Our Wild Companions: Domestic cats in the Anthropocene

    | Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L., Cecchetti, M., McDonald, R. A.

  6. Compassionate Conservation: Exploring the Lives of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Botswana

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    | Contributor(s):: Valli-Laurente Fraser-Celin, Alice J. Hovorka

    This paper argues for a more compassionate conservation by positioning animals as subjects in research and scholarship. Compassionate conservation is a multidisciplinary field of study that broadly attends to the ethical dimensions of conservation by merging conservation biology and animal...

  7. Not your regular cat person | Latika Nath | TEDxBITSPilani

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    | Contributor(s):: Latika Nath

    Latika Nath is a conservational ecologist and a wildlife photographer. She was awarded the title of ‘The Tiger Princess’ by National Geographic in 2001 which featured her work. She is the first woman biologist in India with a doctorate on tigers. She has spent over twenty-five years...

  8. Conserving Vermont's Endangered Species through Designation of Critical Habitat

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Ramsing-Lund

    Although the Endangered Species Act of 1973 is federal legislation, protection of threatened and endangered (T & E) species varies in stringency across states. H.570 (Act 145) is a Vermont law passed during the 2015-2016 legislative session that updated some of the legal protections for T...

  9. Pros and Cons of Marine Zoological Parks According to Marine Conservationists

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    | Contributor(s):: Kayla L. Patama

    Throughout history zoos and aquariums have satisfied a number of different, albeit to some, conflicting roles (Ballantyne, Packer, Hughes, & Dierking, 2007). In recent years, zoos and aquariums have shifted their focus on taking a proactive role in wildlife conservation and promoting...

  10. Effectiveness of conservation education at the Chattanooga Zoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Luke Allen Black

    Conservation is the central focus of many modern zoos and aquariums. These zoos incorporate guest education to facilitate a connection between zoo guests and animal conservation. I conducted a study at the Chattanooga Zoo and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which examined two modern...

  11. Free Mate Choice Enhances Conservation Breeding in the Endangered Giant Panda

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    | Contributor(s):: Meghan S. Martin-Wintle, David Shepherdson, Guiquan Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Xiaoping Zhou, Rengui Li, Ronald R. Swaisgood

    Conservation breeding programmes have become an increasingly important tool to save endangered species, yet despite the allocation of significant resources, efforts to create self-sustaining populations have met with limited success. The iconic giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) embodies the...

  12. Ethics and code of conduct in zoo management

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    | Contributor(s):: Rita Bahne

    There are around 1 million wild animals living in the 10,000-12,000 zoos worldwide. They include zoological parks, biological parks, safari parks, public aquariums, bird parks, reptile parks and insectariums. Zoo tourism is both domestic and international. The purpose of this research thesis...

  13. How Does the Presence of a Live Animal Affect the Millennial Generation's Attitudes towards Zoos and Species Conservation?

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Sommers

    Zoos and aquariums have unique opportunities to educate the public utilizing human-animal interactions. Many zoos claim success in educating their audiences and inspiring pro-conservation outcomes, but little research exists to confirm this. Existing research focuses on family members and...

  14. Conservation and Hunting: Till Death Do They Part? A Legal Ethnography of Deer Management

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    | Contributor(s):: Irus Braverman

    Claims that hunters are exemplar conservationists would likely come as a surprise to many. Hunters, after all, kill animals. Isn’t there a better way to appreciate wildlife than to kill and consume it? Yet there is no mistake: wildlife managers frequently make the claim that hunters, in...

  15. Welfare impacts of the illegal wildlife trade in a cohort of confiscated greater slow lorises, Nycticebus coucang

    | Contributor(s):: Fuller, Grace, Eggen, Wilhelmina Frederica, Wirdateti, Wirdateti, Nekaris, K. A. I.

    Illegal harvesting and trade are major forces behind population declines of wild slow lorises (genus Nycticebus). The impacts of the wildlife trade on individual slow lorises have not been as well described. In this article, we describe quantitatively the consequences of the wildlife trade for 77...

  16. Potential Welfare Impacts of Chase and Capture of Small Cetaceans during Drive Hunts in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Vail, Courtney S., Reiss, Diana, Brakes, Philippa, Butterworth, Andrew

    Drive hunts are a method to herd, capture and kill small cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in coastal waters of some countries including Japan and the Faroe Islands. In Japan, these methods are often associated with the acquisition of live dolphins for international marine parks and aquaria. During...

  17. Challenges of Compassionate Conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Gray, Jenny

    The substantial and urgent threats to the prosperity of individual nonhuman animals and the survival of species necessitate a changed approach to conservation. The current practice of seeing conservation and animal welfare as contradictory goals is not helpful. It is proposed that the approach...

  18. Perceptions and Attitudes of Urucum Settlement Residents about Local Wildlife

    | Contributor(s):: Souza, Pricila Fátima de, Porfirio, Grasiela, Herrera, Heitor Miraglia

    This study aimed to evaluate perceptions and attitudes of local people about wild fauna and was carried out in the Urucum settlement, in the Brazilian Pantanal. We sought to: (1) identify which species of wild animals were most frequently chosen by residents of the Urucum settlement based on...

  19. Perceptions of Veterinarians in British Columbia of Cat Management Strategies to Reduce Cat Overpopulation and Impacts on Wildlife Populations

    | Contributor(s):: Sherwood, Lauren J., Wilson, Amy G., South, Cluny S., Roche, Steven M., Luszcz, Tanya M. J.

    Free-roaming cats present a multidisciplinary challenge for wildlife conservation and feline welfare. Veterinary professionals are critical stake-holders in the issue of free-roaming cats, making it imperative that their attitudes and perspectives are well understood. In this study, we conducted...

  20. Visitor Perceptions of Nature Conservation at Helsinki Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Ojalammi, Sanna, Nygren, Nina V.

    These days zoos often claim that their main objective is the promotion of nature conservation and that they strive to educate their visitors about animals and nature conservation. But how do zoo visitors themselves perceive this emphasis on conservation education? In order to determine how...