Free Mate Choice Enhances Conservation Breeding in the Endangered Giant Panda
| 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...
Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM
| 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....
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...
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...
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 shift...
Mar 14 2017
Immigrants to the rescue! How can immigration help to save threatened wildlife populations?
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...
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...
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...
Nov 15 2016
Can I protect the planet? How our daily decisions impact global biodiversity decline
Sep 24 2016
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties 17
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...
A Perspective on Zoos: Andreas Kaufmann at TEDxVilnius
| Contributor(s):: Andreas Kaufmann
Andreas has loved animals and nature since his early childhood, which he spent near the lowland forests, surrounded by farm animals and pets.But the zoos… he did not like them. So what turned him into taking a job… at a zoo?Andreas has been actively involved with wild animals,...
Spaces of co-existence : the processes and prospects of living with endangered species
| Contributor(s):: John Wall
As humans alter the world ever more dramatically, the possibility of successful futures for other species declines. Current extinctions are driven by human impacts — namelyconversion of plant and animal habitat for human use, overexploitation of marine and terrestrial plants and animals,...
Endangered plants and animals of Oregon: IV Mammals
| Contributor(s):: Carl E. Bond, Robert M. Storm, David B. Marshall, James Howard Olterman, B.J. Verts
The problem of endangered species is effectively stated in Public Law 89-669 which finds that "one of the unfortunate consequences of growth and development in the United States has been the extermination of some native species of fish and wildlife; that serious...
Human impacts on the ecology of bald eagles in interior Alaska
| Contributor(s):: Robert J. Steidl
To assess the consequences of increased recreational activity on bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we studied factors that influenced their behavior and reproductive success in the Gulkana River basin, Alaska, from 1989 to 1993. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors were associated with...
Human-eagle interactions on the lower Columbia River
| Contributor(s):: Kevin McGarigal
During the past decade (1978-87), breeding success and productivity of bald eagles on the lower Columbia River (LCR) has been far below state and regional averages and well below levels required for delisting under the Endangered Species Act by the Pacific States Bald Eagle...
Wildlife markets in South China
| Contributor(s):: Chow, Alex T., Cheung, Szeman, Yip, Peter K.