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  1. Impact of Human Disturbance on the Behavior and Physiology of the Endangered Ringed Sawback Turtle (Graptemys oculifera)

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Heppard

    Turtles are one of the most threatened taxa worldwide. In addition to direct anthropogenic impacts such as hunting and pollution, unintentional indirect human disturbance affects poikilothermic turtles by disrupting thermoregulatory basking behavior. In this thesis I assess the behavioral and...

  2. Historical development of horse breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Tuncer, S. S., Kozat, S.

    This study was conducted to examine the historical development process of modern horse breeds. Horses are among the few species that have managed to become domesticated on earth. The domestication of horses took place after dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, reindeer and poultry. It is accepted that the...

  3. Can the Vaquita Be Saved From Extinction?

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    | Contributor(s):: Gerardo Rodríguez-Quiroz, Wenceslao Valenzuela-Quiñonez, Héctor A. González-Ocampo, Alfredo Ortega-Rubio

    The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is considered the world’s most endangered marine mammal. It is the smallest member of the porpoise family endemic to the upper part of the Gulf of California. The current population is estimated at less than 30 individuals. The primary reasons for the species...

  4. Principal Component Analysis as a novel method for the assessment of the enclosure use patterns of captive Livingstone's fruit bats (Pteropus livingstonii)

    | Contributor(s):: Edwards, Morgan J., Hosie, Charlotte A., Smith, Tessa E., Wormell, Dominic, Price, Eluned, Stanley, Christina R.

    The Spread of Participation Index (SPI) is a standard tool for assessing the suitability of enclosure design by measuring how captive animals access space. This metric, however, lacks the precision to quantify individual-level space utilization or to determine how the distribution of resources...

  5. Conserving Vermont's Endangered Species through Designation of Critical Habitat

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Ramsing-Lund

    Although the Endangered Species Act of 1973 is federal legislation, protection of threatened and endangered (T & E) species varies in stringency across states. H.570 (Act 145) is a Vermont law passed during the 2015-2016 legislative session that updated some of the legal protections for T...

  6. Examining Sport Fans and the Endangered Species Who Represent Their Affiliated Team Mascots

    | Contributor(s):: Sartore-Baldwin, Melanie, McCullough, Brian

    The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship sport fans have with their mascots when represented by a nonhuman animal who is a member of an endangered species group. Adopting a shared responsibility perspective, this study examined the level of knowledge sport fans possess about...

  7. Conserving Wolves by Transforming Them? The Transformative Effects of Technologies of Government in Biodiversity Conservation

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    | Contributor(s):: Stokland, Håkon B.

    This article investigates the construction of instruments and techniques employed in the management of Norwegian wolves since the early 1980s by construing the tools as technologies of government. The proliferation of such instruments and techniques, constructed to effect protection in...

  8. Conserving Vermont's Endangered Species through Designation of Critical Habitat

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda M. Ramsing-Lund

    Although the Endangered Species Act of 1973 is federal legislation, protection of threatened and endangered (T & E) species varies in stringency across states. H.570 (Act 145) is a Vermont law passed during the 2015-2016 legislative session that updated some of the legal protections for T...

  9. Free Mate Choice Enhances Conservation Breeding in the Endangered Giant Panda

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    | Contributor(s):: Meghan S. Martin-Wintle, David Shepherdson, Guiquan Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Xiaoping Zhou, Rengui Li, Ronald R. Swaisgood

    Conservation breeding programmes have become an increasingly important tool to save endangered species, yet despite the allocation of significant resources, efforts to create self-sustaining populations have met with limited success. The iconic giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) embodies the...

  10. Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Hildebrandt

    What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left....

  11. Should the Endangered Status of the Giant Panda Really Be Reduced? The Case of Giant Panda Conservation in Sichuan, China

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    | Contributor(s):: Ben Ma, Shuo Lei, Qin Qing, Yali Wen

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reduced the threat status of the giant panda from “endangered” to “vulnerable” in September 2016. In this study, we analyzed current practices for giant panda conservation at regional and local environmental...

  12. Landuse practices interface:Human-Wildlife conflict in Lupande game management area

    | Contributor(s):: Peter Ngoma

    Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) has become a serious threat to the survival of many endangered species in the world. The sighted examples from different countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Namibia, China and Peru demonstrate the severity of the conflict and suggest that greater in depth...

  13. Mar 14 2017

    Immigrants to the rescue! How can immigration help to save threatened wildlife populations?

    Threatened species have invariably small and frequently isolated populations, and are thus characterized by increased inbreeding and depleted genetic variation.  Increased inbreeding could...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/495

  14. Conflict between human and animal the case of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Yuvraj Dilip Patil

    Conflict between humans and animals are major problem in many parts of India. The damage and destruction caused by a variety of animals to human property and sometimes to human life is a real and significant danger to many human communities. With the animals often killed, captured or otherwise...

  15. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children’s developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: 1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? 2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and 3) Does a developmental...

  16. A review of the impacts and benefits of human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Mariah Howell

    Animals, both domestic and non-domestic, have played a crucial role in our social history for thousands of years. They appear in myths and literature dating from the prehistoric times to the present, and are vital to human culture, economy, and psychology. A review of the existing literature has...

  17. Endangered animals in wildlife tourism : A study of young female traveller attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Jussila

    This thesis is built around the discussion of wildlife welfare and animal ethics in a tourism setting. Although not being properly explored by academics, the topic of ethical wildlife use in tourism has been increasingly raised in social media. Websites such as www.tourismconcern.org.uk and...

  18. Nov 15 2016

    Can I protect the planet? How our daily decisions impact global biodiversity decline

    Global biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates but understanding the drivers of this loss is problematic. Does a global problem require global-scale political, technological and...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/492

  19. Sep 24 2016

    Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties 17

    What is CITES? CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/447

  20. An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Nafisa Sarwath

    In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities. Despite the alarming rate of species endangerment and subsequent loss, efforts to reduce species loss...