Environmental effects are stronger than human effects on mammalian predator-prey relationships in arid Australian ecosystems
| Contributor(s):: Benjamin L. Allen, Alana Fawcett, Alison Anker, Richard M. Engeman, Allan Lisle, Luke K.-P. Leung
Climate (drought, rainfall), geology (habitat availability), land use change (provision of artificial waterpoints, introduction of livestock), invasive species (competition, predation), and direct human intervention (lethal control of top-predators) have each been identified as processes...
Whither Zoos? An Inescapable Question
| Contributor(s):: Shapiro, Kenneth
As a founding coeditor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAWE), I welcome this opportunity to publish for the third time (see earlier issues Volume 16, Number 4  and Volume...
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....
The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals
| Contributor(s):: Ravmeet Ruby Bains
The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on ecotherapy and animal-assisted therapy. The objective is not to compare well-known therapies, such as...
Dealing with the devil: An ethnographic study of human-animal relations and the making of the wild and the domestic.
| Contributor(s):: Marianne Steinkjer
In this thesis I will take a dip into the world of multi-species ethnography, and through this explore the relations between humans and Tasmanian devils in captivity. Tasmanian devils are at risk of becoming extinct, due to habitat loss, road kill accidents, but most importantly due to a deadly...
"It's a conspiracy theory and climate change": Of beastly encounters and cervine disappearances in Himalayan India
| Contributor(s):: Nayanika Mathur
This paper traces the introduction of the category of climate change into the Indian Himalaya. Climate change emerged as an explanation for recurring incidences of human-animal conflict and the disappearance of a protected species through the labours of the local state bureaucracy. Even as the...
Mar 14 2017
Immigrants to the rescue! How can immigration help to save threatened wildlife populations?
A 'long-fuse domestication' of the horse? Tooth shape suggests explosive change in modern breeds compared to extinct populations and living Przewalski horses
| Contributor(s):: Krish Seetah, Andrea Cardini, Graeme Barker
Archaeological and molecular data suggest that horses were domesticated comparatively recently, the genetic evidence indicating that this was from several maternal haplotypes but only a single paternal one. However, although central to our understanding of how humans and environmental conditions...
What does it truly mean to live as one with Mother Nature? Pamela Malhotra at TEDxBangalore
| Contributor(s):: Pamela Malhotra
Nature conservationist & animal lover Pamela, the owner of the SAI sanctuary forest reserve in India gives us a glimpse into the hidden stories of Mother NatureSAI Sanctuary is the first private wildlife sanctuary in India being the fulfilment of a lifetime spent in protecting wildlife and...
Rescuing Bees with Bio-magnetism: Jan Laurens at TEDxVilnius
| Contributor(s):: Jan Laurens
After 18 years of experimenting, Jan opened up the domains of application of biomagnetic fields to complex organisms such as animals and plants. The honeybees in danger of going extinct have been a focal part of Jan’s research. Following this practice, Jan, together with his son Dale,...
Back from the Brink: Sarah Stock at TEDxYosemite
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Stock
We live at a time when the rate of extinction is thought to be 1,000 times higher than normal. In this hopeful talk, Sarah Stock describes how the dire fate of two animals in Yosemite was reversed, showing what is possible when we boldly address past mistakes.Sarah Stock is a Wildlife Biologist...
Humans versus animals: conflict of interests: Olga Kishinevskaya at TEDxSSTU
| Contributor(s):: Olga Kishinevskaya
Great Bustard is a unique bird, the largest flying bird in the world, but it is on the brink of extinction. Steppe is alive while Great Bustard is dancing , and in order not to let this dance break, Olga Kishinevskaya and Studio F(x) have invested all their knowledge, skills, and most...
Cod Forgive Us: The 6th Great Extinction in Stories and Tattoos | Andrée Zaleska | TEDxJamaicaPlain
| Contributor(s):: Andrée Zaleska
Andrée brings to life the stories of the animals we are losing in the 6th Great Extinction in the Earth's history, currently underway. She highlights the overriding link to climate change and ends with suggestions of how to approach and resist this horrific event.
Lessons from wolves: stakeholder perspectives and experiences with northern rocky wolf reintroduction
| Contributor(s):: Jami L. (jami Lynn) Wright
The gray wolf, Canis lupus, inhabited all parts of the North American continent for at least 300,000 years prior to European colonization (Wilson, et al. 2000). Lopez (1978) estimated the species population to have been around several hundred thousand in just the western United States and Mexico....
Going the Way of the Dodo: De-Extinction, Dualisms, and Reframing Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Alejandro E. Camacho
De-extinction, a suite of selective breeding or biotechnological processes for reviving and releasing into the environment members or facsimiles of an extinct species, has been the subject of a recent surge of analysis in popular, scientific, and legal literature. Yet de-extinction raises more...
Dingoes and dog-whistling: a cultural politics of race and species in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
For the last 30 years in Australia, the extinction of the dingo has been a subject of great concern. But what this usually means is not that dingoes are being pushed to the brink because of gunshot or baits (though such persecution is happening). In fact, it is not even so much a matter of...
The coolest animal you know nothing about...and how we can save it: Patricia Medici at TED Talks
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Medici
Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene...
Extinction Risk and Conservation of the World's Sharks and Rays
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas K. Dulvy, Sarah L. Fowler, John A. Musick, Rachel D. Cavanagh, Peter M. Kyne, Lucy R. Harrison, John K. Carlson, Lindsay N.K. Davidson, Sonja V. Fordham, Malcolm P. Francis, Caroline M. Pollock, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, George H. Burgess, Kent E. Carpenter, Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert, Claudine Gibson, Michelle R. Heupel, Suzanne R. Livingstone, Jonnell C. Sanciangco, John D. Stevens, Sarah Valenti, William T. White
The rapid expansion of human activities threatens ocean-wide biodiversity. Numerous marine animal populations have declined, yet it remains unclear whether these trends are symptomatic of a chronic accumulation of global marine extinction risk. We present the first systematic analysis of threat...
The Risk of Extinction: A Risk Analysis of the Endangered Species Act as Compared to CITES
| Contributor(s):: David Favre
Life for any individual is a series of risk assessments. The continued existence of a particular species depends on the sum total of the risks or rewards realized by the actions of each individual member plus the sum total of the risks or rewards imposed upon that species by...
Review article: ethical issues of mammoth proportions? reviving and re-engineering the extinct
| Contributor(s):: O'Sullivan, M.
This book is a fascinating exploration of ethical issues in the restoration of extinct species, viewed from multidisciplinary perspectives. It does not, however, include law. Scientific possibilities and experimentation that appear to operate outside of the ethical sphere are explored in detail...