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  1. Conservation and animal welfare issues arising from forestry practices. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Blumstein, D. T.

    Forestry practices may directly kill animals as well as destroy and fragment their habitat. Even without habitat destruction, logging and its associated forest management practices (which include road building, re-forestation, and often increased recreational use) create noise, frighten animals,...

  2. Conservation Difficulties for Hylobates lar: Effects the Illegal Pet Trade has on White Handed Gibbons' Behavioral Health and Successful Rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Shalana Jo Gray

    White-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and wild populations are rapidly declining. In Thailand, the primary threat to this species is hunting for the purpose of capturing infants for the illegal pet trade. During their time in the pet trade,...

  3. Conservation education in free-choice learning environments: the effects of animals and interpretation

    Contributor(s):: Eleanor Hodak

    With 150 million people visiting accredited zoos and aquariums annually, these institutions have the unique opportunity to present conservation-oriented messages to a large and receptive audience. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of interpretation and/or the viewing of live...

  4. Conservation education in shark ecotourism

    Contributor(s):: Craig Allan Golby

    Sharks, as top predators, are vital a healthy marine ecosystem. Sharks regulate species abundance, distribution, and diversity, which in turn can impact the health of marine habitats. The biggest issue relating to the endangered status of many shark species is the unsustainable international...

  5. Conservation for Whom? Elephant Conservation and Elephant Conservationists in Thailand

    Contributor(s):: Suphawat Laohachaiboon

    This paper traces the historical development of elephant conservation in Thailand through the exploration of two interrelated state organizations: the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) and the National Elephant Institute (NEI). By examining their ideological construction, policies and...

  6. Conservation implications of dietary dilution from debris ingestion: sublethal effects in post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtles

    Contributor(s):: Shannon J. McCauley, Karen A. Bjomdal

    Ingestion of anthropogenic debris by marine species has been documented extensively; fewer studies have attempted to quantify the sublethal effects caused by debris ingestion. One potential sublethal effect is reduced nutrient gains from diets diluted by consumption of debris. Post-hatchling and...

  7. Conservation of biodiversity within Canadian agricultural landscapes: integrating habitat for wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Mineau, P., McLaughlin, A.

    Industrialized agriculture currently substitutes for many of the ecological functions of soil microorganisms, macroinvertebrates, wild plants, and vertebrate animals with high cost inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. Enhanced biological diversity potentially offers agricultural producers a...

  8. Conservation or Exploitation? Assessing the Education Impact of Accredited Zoological Institutions

    Contributor(s):: Martina Kusiak

    Zoological institutions, and the animals that inhabit them, have fascinated people since their inception. Over time, the mandates of zoos and aquariums have evolved and diversified beyond their sole anthropocentric focus on human entertainment. Today, zoological institutions have mandates to...

  9. Conservation or preservation? A qualitative study of the conceptual foundations of natural resource management

    Contributor(s):: Minteer, B. A., Corley, E. A.

    Few disputes in the annals of US environmentalism enjoy the pedigree of the conservation-preservation debate. Yet, although many scholars have written extensively on the meaning and history of conservation and preservation in American environmental thought and practice, the resonance of these...

  10. Conservation Psychology: A Gap in Current Australian Undergraduate Psychology Education?

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    | Contributor(s):: Elissa Pearson

    Human actions have contributed to numerous environmental challenges, including climate change and a significant loss of the world’s biodiversity. As the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, psychology has much to offer in better understanding these issues, as well as fostering...

  11. Conservation, Captivity, and Whaling: A Survey of Belize Whalewatching Tourists' Attitudes to Cetacean Conservation Issues

    | Contributor(s):: Katheryn W. Patterson

    With whalewatching activities and associated expenditures increasing annually,  governments in coastal countries possess a large vested interest in the continued growth  and protection of whale populations and the associated tourism. In 2007 and 2008, a  survey investigating...

  12. Conserving the Spanish Water Dog in protected natural areas of Andalusia

    | Contributor(s):: B. Moreno-Arroyo, C.J. Barba Capote, J.V. Delgado-Bermejo, A. Amezcua

    The Spanish Water dog (PAE) has-been conserved in the protected areas of the Andalusian country as a sheep dog herd. In the future the conservation of esta breed as a functional dog will be based on This actitude traditional, but other use Maintaining hunter: such as dog, police dog,...

  13. Conspecific attraction in invasive wild house mice: effects of strain, sex and diet

    | Contributor(s):: Shapira, I., Brunton, D., Shanas, U., Raubenheimer, D.

  14. Correlates of self-directed and stereotypic behaviours in captive red-capped mangabeys ( Cercocebus torquatus torquatus )

    | Contributor(s):: Reamer, L., Tooze, Z., Coulson, C., Semple, S.

    The quantification of behaviours linked to anxiety or stress provides a powerful means to address applied questions related to the well-being of captive animals. This study explored correlates of two such behaviours - self-directed (SDB) and stereotypic behaviour (STB) - among captive red-capped...

  15. Critique of a Critique: Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors?

    | Contributor(s):: Falk, J. H., Heimlich, J. E., Vernon, C. L., Bronnenkant, K.

  16. Cross-Cultural Comparison of Student Attitudes toward Snakes

    | Contributor(s):: Prokop, P., Ozel, M., Usak, M.

  17. Culture: searching for the lost arrow: physical and spiritual ecology in the hunter's world

    | Contributor(s):: Nelson, Richard

  18. Culture: the loss of floral and faunal story: the extinction of experience

    | Contributor(s):: Nabhan, Gary Paul, St. Antoine, Sara

  19. 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...

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

    | Contributor(s):: McGregor, Robert Kuhn