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  1. "Feelings and Fitness" Not "Feelings or Fitness"–The Raison d'être of Conservation Welfare, Which Aligns Conservation and Animal Welfare Objectives

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    | Contributor(s):: Ngaio J. Beausoleil, David J. Mellor, Liv Baker, Sandra E. Baker, Mariagrazia Bellio, Alison S. Clarke, Arnja Dale, Steve Garlick, Bidda Jones, Andrea Harvey, Benjamin J. Pitcher, Sally Sherwen, Karen A. Stockin, Sarah Zito

    Increasingly, human activities, including those aimed at conserving species and ecosystems (conservation activities) influence not only the survival and fitness but also the welfare of wild animals. Animal welfare relates to how an animal is experiencing its life and encompasses both its...

  2. "Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species

    | Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.

  3. A "One Health" Approach to Address Emerging Zoonoses: The HALI Project in Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Jonna A. K. Mazet, Deana L. Clifford, Peter B. Coppolillo, Anil B. Deolalikar, Jon D. Erickson, Rudovick R. Kazwala

    Every day thousands of children and adults die from underdiagnosed diseases that have arisen at the human–animal–environment interface, especially diarrheal and respiratory diseases in developing countries. Explosive human population growth and environmental changes have resulted...

  4. A comparison of attitudes towards animals between the German- and French-speaking part of Switzerland

    | Contributor(s):: Fehlbaum, B., Waiblinger, E., Turner, D. C.

  5. A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism

    | Contributor(s):: Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.

    Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...

  6. A Cultural History of Crocodiles in the Philippines: Towards a New Peace Pact?

    | Contributor(s):: Van Der Ploeg, J. A. N., Van Weerd, Merlijn, Persoon, Gerard A.

  7. A Day with Crows-Rarity, Nativity and the Violent-Care of Conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Thom van Dooren

    This article explores the intermingled violence and care of endangered species conservation. The structure of the paper takes the form of a narrative account of a day spent at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawai‘i, observing staff taking care of a captive population of critically...

  8. 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...

  9. A longitudinal study of antipredator behaviour in four successive generations of two populations of captive red junglefowl

    | Contributor(s):: Hakansson, J., Jensen, P.

    Conservation breeding and reintroduction into the wild can only be an effective management tool if behaviours essential for a life in the wild are maintained in captivity. The aim of this study was to investigate how a protected captive environment influences antipredator behaviour over...

  10. A note on the behavior of feral cattle in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Hernandez, L., Barral, H., Halffter, G., Colon, S. S.

    Habitat use and behaviour of three feral cows were compared to three domestic cows in the Mapimi Biosphere Reserve, Chihuahuan Desert, where approximately 1000 feral cows were found on 151 000 ha. Feral cattle were found to represent an ecotype adapted to desert conditions. In comparison with...

  11. A potential metric of the attractiveness of bird song to humans

    | Contributor(s):: Blackburn, T. M., Su, Shan, Cassey, P.

    The prevalence of passerines (mostly oscines, or songbirds) in international bird trade suggests that the possession or production of a song that is attractive or desirable to people may contribute to the likelihood of a species being traded. Testing this is difficult because we lack a general...

  12. A statewide examination of hunting and trophy nonhuman animals: Perspectives of Montana hunters

    | Contributor(s):: Eliason, S. L.

  13. A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management?

    | Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T., Boyes, R. S.

    The focus of wildlife rehabilitation is the survival of the individual animal, often leading to rehabilitators being in conflict with government wildlife officials, who regulate the industry and whose focus is on the security of entire wildlife communities. In South Africa, wildlife...

  14. Adolescents’ Experience and Knowledge of, and Attitudes toward, Bees: Implications and Recommendations for Conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Silva, Alexandra, Minor, Emily S.

    Invertebrates are generally regarded with apathy, distaste, and fear in Western society. These negative sentiments likely contribute to the disparity in wildlife conservation efforts, which largely favor vertebrate organisms. Bees represent one of the most ecologically and economically important...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Animal welfare and pest control: meeting both conservation and animal welfare goals. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Littin, K. E.

    Vertebrate pest control is an area where conservation and animal welfare goals can be in direct conflict. Is it possible to meet goals in both areas in one pest control operation? Vertebrate pests, including unwanted or overabundant wildlife, are controlled for many reasons related to protecting...

  19. Animal Welfare in Conservation Breeding: Applications and Challenges

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison L. Greggor, Greg A. Vicino, Ronald R. Swaisgood, Andrea Fidgett, Deena Brenner, Matthew E. Kinney, Susan Farabaugh, Bryce Masuda, Nadine Lamberski

    Animal welfare and conservation breeding have overlapping and compatible goals that are occasionally divergent. Efforts to improve enclosures, provide enriching experiences, and address behavioral and physical needs further the causes of animal welfare in all zoo settings. However, by...

  20. Animal welfare in the musk deer [ Moschus chrysogaster ]

    | Contributor(s):: Shrestha, M. N.