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  1. Density-dependent diet selection and body condition of cattle and horses in heterogeneous landscapes

    Contributor(s):: Cornelissen, P., Vulink, J. T.

    For some decades, grazing by cattle and horses is used as a management tool to achieve different nature management goals. For managers there are still questions to be answered about the effects of herbivore densities on their performance, vegetation development and biodiversity. This study...

  2. Deriving a biocentric history: evidence from the journal of Henry David Thoreau

    Contributor(s):: McGregor, Robert Kuhn

  3. 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...

  4. Designing a Likert-type scale to assess attitude toward energy conservation: A nine step process

    Contributor(s):: Koballa, Thomas R.

  5. Developmental factors leading to positive attitudes toward wildlife and conservation

    Contributor(s):: Kidd, A. H., Kidd, R. M.

  6. Differences in home range and habitat use among individuals in a cattle herd

    Contributor(s):: Howery, L. D., Provenza, F. D., Banner, R. E., Scott, C. B.

    A field study was conducted on the Maxfield-Thompson Grazing Allotment in the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, to investigate the differences in home range (HR) and habitat use (HU) of individual cows (that use certain areas (e.g. riparian grasslands) more than others (e.g. upland grasslands))...

  7. Dingoes and dog-whistling: a cultural politics of race and species in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

    For the last 30 years in Australia, the extinction of the dingo has been a subject of great concern. But what this usually means is not that dingoes are being pushed to the brink because of gunshot or baits (though such persecution is happening[1]). In fact, it is not even so much a matter of...

  8. Diversity of Anaplasma and Ehrlichia/Neoehrlichia Agents in Terrestrial Wild Carnivores Worldwide: Implications for Human and Domestic Animal Health and Wildlife Conservation

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcos Rogério André

    Recently, the incidence and awareness of tick-borne diseases in humans and animals have increased due to several factors, which in association favor the chances of contact among wild animals and their ectoparasites, domestic animals and humans. Wild and domestic carnivores are considered the...

  9. Do artificial nests simulate nest success of greater sage-grouse?

    | Contributor(s):: Dinkins, Jonathan B., Conover, Michael R., Mabray, Scott T.

  10. Do Birdwatchers Care about Bird Disturbance?

    | Contributor(s):: Weston, Michael A., Guay, Patrick-Jean, McLeod, Emily M., Miller, Kelly K.

    Little is known about how non-consumptive recreationists perceive their impacts on animals and how this relates to recreationist behavior. We surveyed attitudes and behaviors relating to bird disturbance of 179 birdwatchers who visited a world-renowned, restricted-access birdwatching destination...

  11. Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study

    | Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Malamud, R., Nobis, N., Broglio, R.

  12. Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole

    | Contributor(s):: Megan Parker

    Megan Parker talks about training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species at a 2015 TEDx event in Jackson Hole.Megan is a pioneer in training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species. She has been involved in dog training, obedience, and...

  13. Domestic Dogs in Communal Lands: Implications for CAMPFIRE Schemes

    | Contributor(s):: J.R.A. Butler

  14. Draft Animal Power for Soil and Water Conservation in the Bolivian Valleys

    | Contributor(s):: B. Sims

    The inter-Andean valley region of Bolivia presents climatic characteristics which can be described as high, dry and cool. The prolonged dry season (up to eight months) can lead to severe forage shortages which affect working animals. The traditional draft animals are pairs of oxen which may have...

  15. Dreadful/delightful killing: The contested nature of duck hunting

    | Contributor(s):: McLeod, C. M.

  16. Economic incentives for tropical forest preservation: why and how?

    | Contributor(s):: Katzman, M. T., Cale, W. G., Jr.

    A discussion in the context of Amazonia of: factors that militate against tropical countries being concerned about habitat destruction; arguments in favour of habitat preservation; institutions that might satisfy development aspirations of Amazonian nations and account for global benefits of...

  17. Effect of housing and husbandry practices on adrenocortical activity in captive Canada lynx ( Lynx canadensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Fanson, K. V., Wielebnowski, N. C.

  18. Effects of environmental complexity and temporary captivity on foraging behavior of wild-caught meadow voles

    | Contributor(s):: Kozuch, A. E., McPhee, M. E.

    Increased housing of wild nonhuman animals in captivity for conservation, research, and rehabilitation has revealed the importance of systematically analyzing effects of the captive environment on behavior. This study focused on the effects of complexity and time held in captivity on foraging...

  19. Effects of fly disturbance on the behaviour of a population of reintroduced Przewalski horses ( Equus ferus przewalskii ) in Mongolia

    | Contributor(s):: King, S. R. B., Gurnell, J.

    Flies constitute a cost to animals by feeding from them, passing on disease or by preventing them feeding effectively. These costs could be more severe to animals suffering from some kind of stress such as reintroduction as part of a conservation programme. This study focused on the effects of...

  20. Effects of guest feeding programs on captive giraffe behavior

    | Contributor(s):: Orban, D. A., Siegford, J. M., Snider, R. J.

    Zoological institutions develop human-animal interaction opportunities for visitors to advance missions of conservation, education, and recreation; however, the animal welfare implications largely have yet to be evaluated. This behavioral study was the first to quantify impacts of guest feeding...