Conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and decentralised governance: complexities beyond incomplete devolution
Contributor(s):: Hohbein, R. R., Abrams, J. B.
Decentralisation of environmental governance (DEG) proliferated around the world in the 1990s, inspired, in part, by theories of common-pool resource governance that argued that local communities could sustainably manage valuable but non-excludable resources given a set of proper institutional...
Environmentalities of coexistence with wolves in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain
Contributor(s):: Marino, A., Blanco, J. C., Cortes-Vazquez, J. A., Lopez-Bao, J. V., Bosch, A. P., Durant, S. M.
Coexistence between humans and large carnivores is mediated by diverse values and interactions. We focus on four sites in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain with a history of continuous wolf presence to examine how perceptions of coexistence vary across contexts. We conducted semi-structured and...
Local attitudes toward Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) conservation in the Russian Far East
Contributor(s):: Mukhacheva, A. S., Bragina, E. V., Miquelle, D. G., Kretser, H. E., Derugina, V. V.
Public support is a necessary component of large carnivore conservation. We analysed public opinion on Amur tigers, Panthera tigris altaica, in Russia's Far East, the northernmost stronghold of the world's rarest big cat. We surveyed 1035 people in 5 settlements at increasing distances to tiger...
Impact of wildlife on food crops and approaches to reducing human wildlife conflict in the protected landscapes of Eastern Nepal
Contributor(s):: Dahal, N. K., Harada, K., Adhikari, S., Sapkota, R. P., Kandel, S.
Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms
Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.
Microbial ecology and evolution is key to pandemics: using the coronavirus model to mitigate future public health challenges
| Contributor(s):: Okeke, E. S., Olovo, C. V., Nkwoemeka, N. E., Okoye, C. O., Nwankwo, C. E. I., Onu, C. J.
Pandemics are global challenges that lead to total disruption of human activities. From the inception of human existence, all pandemics have resulted in loss of human lives. The coronavirus disease caused by SAR-CoV-2 began in China and is now at the global scale with an increase in mortality...
Dogs and wolves differ in their response allocation to their owner/caregiver or food in a concurrent choice procedure
| Contributor(s):: Isernia, L., Wynne, C. D. L., House, L., Feuerbacher, E. N.
Dogs and wolves both show attachment-like behaviors to their owners/caregivers, including exploring more in the presence of the owner/caregiver, and greeting the owner/caregiver more effusively after an absence. Concurrent choice studies can elucidate dogs’ and wolves’...
Spatial and temporal plasticity in free-ranging dogs in sub-Antarctic Chile
| Contributor(s):: Schüttler, Elke, Saavedra-Aracena, Lorena, Jiménez, Jaime E.
Free-ranging owned dogs are a conservation concern worldwide, but knowledge on their movement ecology is only recently increasing. To examine unsupervised dog movements into wilderness, we attached Global Positioning System devices to 33 village and four rural dogs on a sub-Antarctic island in...
Unpacking Relational Dignity: In Pursuit of an Ethic of Care for Outdoor Therapies
| Contributor(s):: Harper, N. J., Fernee, C. R.
Dignity is a universal principle that requires us to treat every person as having worth beyond who a particular person is or what they do. Dignity is a complex and sometimes contested idea, that at times can be compromised in health care and allegedly also within the practice of outdoor...
Feasibility and reliability of the AWIN welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats in semi-extensive farming conditions
| Contributor(s):: Battini, M., Renna, M., Giammarino, M., Battaglini, L., Mattiello, S.
The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and reliability of the Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN) protocol for welfare assessment of dairy goats when applied to semi-extensive farming conditions. We recruited 13 farms located in the NW Italian Alps where three assessors individually and...
Coping with human-cat interactions beyond the limits of domesticity: moral pluralism in the management of cats and wildlife
| Contributor(s):: Wandesforde-Smith, G., Levy, J. K., Lynn, W., Rand, J., Riley, S., Schaffner, J. E., Wolf, P. J.
Although human interactions with cats are often even typically analyzed in the context of domesticity, with a focus on what sorts of interactions might make both people and cats "happy at home," a large number of cats in the world live, for one reason or another, beyond the bounds of...
Health, Wellness, and Ecological Impacts of Horse Therapy for Special Needs Children
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Sulkowski
The benefits of horse therapy for special needs children have been documented for centuries, but direct experience and perspective from special needs children and their families involved in horse therapy are missing from the literature. The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding on...
Ethnographic Observations on the Role of Domestic Dogs in the Lowland Tropics of Belize with Emphasis on Crop Protection and Subsistence Hunting
| Contributor(s):: Pacheco-Cobos, Luis, Winterhalder, Bruce
'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India
| Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.
Confronting the environmental paradox of pet ownership
Song of the Ovsîanka: Enhanced Nature of the Urban Canary in Imperial St. Petersburg (1880–1900)
| Contributor(s):: Petri, Olga
The Role of Nature in Coping with Psycho-Physiological Stress: A Literature Review on Restorativeness
| Contributor(s):: Rita Berto
Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact
| Contributor(s):: Wellman, Hannah P.
Tribal ancestors living on the Oregon coast prior to European contact were skilled fisher-hunter-gatherers residing in a rich environment, home to diverse marine mammals. Euro-Americans over-exploited these marine mammals and drove some species to near extinction. Some marine mammal populations...
Impacts of Tourism on the Ecophysiology of the Endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana (Cyclura Cychlura)
| Contributor(s):: Webb, Alison C.
Increased interest in ecotourism over recent years has led to more direct human-animal interactions and a striking concomitant increase in the provisioning of non-natural food, that may have unintended consequences for the wildlife involved. The critically endangered Northern Bahamian Rock...
Controlling the Uncontrollable: a Grounded Discursive Study of the Human-Animal Relationship “Captured” in the Rogue Elephant
| Contributor(s):: Granden, Michelle