A design anthropology approach to understanding human wildlife relationships: Monkeys, local development and participant conservation in southest Costa Rica
| Contributor(s):: Yibo Fan
This project uses a combined methodology of participatory design and ethnographic fieldwork to study human-wildlife relationships and explore better ways to design and implement a monkey crossing bridge in the area of Talamanca, Costa Rica. It also examines how an interdisciplinary methodology...
Jaguar and puma attacks on livestock in Costa Rica
| Contributor(s):: Amit, Ronit, Gordillo-Chavez, Elias Jose, Bone, Raquel
Possible costs of radio-tracking a young adult female mantled howler monkey ( Alouatta palliata ) in deciduous habitat of Costa Rican tropical dry forest
| Contributor(s):: Hilpert, A. L., Jones, C. B.
Field experiments are required to determine the causes of the patterns identified in this report and their potential threats to the internal validity of field studies on mantled howlers. The literature on biotelemetry suggests that radio collars are likely to have deleterious effects on animals...
A note on the effects of calf stimuli on the response of Zebu cows to Synchro-mate-B
| Contributor(s):: Quesada, Y., Estrada, S., Cubero, M., Garcia, F., Galina, C. S., Molina, R., Orihuela, A.
The effect of Synchro-mate-B (SMB, ear implant containing 6 mg norgestomet) was measured on the oestrous response and the establishment of cyclicity using different calf stimuli. Multiparous Zebu cows, were divided in three groups. In the first, 32 animals were treated with SMB leaving the calves...
Attitudes, knowledge and wild animals as pets in Costa Rica
| Contributor(s):: Drews, C.
A nationwide survey in Costa Rica, using Kellert's conceptual framework, revealed at least five attitude dimensions toward animals. Overall, Costa Rican adults have a strong sentimental attitude toward animals, an expression of feelings of affection toward animals. In contrast, the materialistic...