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  1. Toward Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Understanding Tolerance for Tigers in Bangladesh

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    | Contributor(s):: Chloe Inskip, Neil Carter, Shawn Riley, Thomas Roberts, Douglas MacMillan

    Fostering local community tolerance for endangered carnivores, such as tigers (Panthera tigris), is a core component of many conservation strategies. Identification of antecedents of tolerance will facilitate the development of effective tolerance-building conservation action and secure...

  2. Socio-cultural Determinants of Human–Bat Interactions in Rural Ghana

    | Contributor(s):: Ohemeng, Fidelia, Lawson, Elaine T., Ayivor, Jesse, Leach, Melissa, Waldman, Linda, Ntiamoa-Baidu, Yaa

    Bats are known to be a natural reservoir for a lot of disease pathogens and can spread several diseases. All 11 genera of fruit bat found in West Africa are found in Ghana, and human–bat interactions are common. However, there is a dearth of knowledge about the socio-cultural factors that shape...

  3. Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo

    | Contributor(s):: Campbell, M.

    Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian foraging grounds. However, few studies of bird reactions to human presence have included bird adaptation...

  4. Hunting wildlife traffickers - passion and activism in conservation | Ofir Drori | TEDxEde

    | Contributor(s):: Ofir Drori

    The animal that transformed me is a baby chimpanzee I had rescued from a trafficker and became a father and mother to. I was an adventurer turned into an activist, spending years in the most remote areas of the African bush living with isolated tribes crossing thousands of kilometers on foot,...

  5. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Broom, D.

  6. Inmate experiences in wildlife rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Sorensen, Jill Kathleen

  7. Conditioned taste aversion in the grey fox ( Pseudalopex griseus), in Southern Argentine Patagonia

    | Contributor(s):: Nielsen, S., Travaini, A., Vassallo, A. I., Procopio, D., Zapata, S. C.

    Attempts to control cougar ( Puma concolor) and culpeo fox ( Pseudalopex culpaeus) populations in Patagonia through poisoning, negatively affects grey foxes ( Pseudalopex griseus) and many other non-target species. It is therefore advisable to develop selective predator control methods. Among a...

  8. Environmental subsidiarity as a guiding principle for forestry governance: application to payment for ecosystem services and REDD+ architecture

    | Contributor(s):: Anguita, P. M. de, Martin, M. A., Clare, A.

    This article describes and proposes the "environmental subsidiarity principle" as a guiding ethical value in forestry governance. Different trends in environmental management such as local participation, decentralization or global governance have emerged in the last two decades at the global,...

  9. The major welfare problems of dairy cows in French commercial farms: an epidemiological approach

    | Contributor(s):: Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Coignard, M., Bareille, N., Guatteo, R., Capdeville, J., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.

    Animal welfare enhancement requires that problems are reliably identified and ranked in order to prioritise corrective actions. Welfare problems vary with the conditions in which animals are maintained. The objectives were to highlight major welfare problems for dairy cows on farms in France, and...

  10. Dairy calves' adaptation to group housing with automated feeders

    | Contributor(s):: Fujiwara, M., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de

    Group housing of dairy calves with automated milk feeders has likely welfare and labour saving advantages but delays in the calves adapting to the feeding system may reduce these advantages. We examined factors that influence calves' adaptation to the feeders. In Exp. 1, 77 Holstein calves were...

  11. Biological and Cultural Anthropology of a Changing Tropical Forest: A Fruitful Collaboration across Subfields

    | Contributor(s):: Hardin, Rebecca, Remus, Melissa J.

  12. Land acquisitions in Tanzania: strong sustainability, weak sustainability and the importance of comparative methods

    | Contributor(s):: Purdon, M.

    This paper distinguished different analytical approaches to the evaluation of the sustainability of large-scale land acquisitions - at both the conceptual and methodological levels. First, at the conceptual level, evaluation of the sustainability of land acquisitions depends on what definition of...

  13. Re-capturing bovine life: robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming

    | Contributor(s):: Holloway, L., Bear, C., Wilkinson, K.

    Robotic milking machines are novel technologies that take over the labour of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Replacing 'conventional' twice-a-day milking managed by people with a system that supposedly allows cows the freedom to be milked automatically whenever...

  14. Lost on Baldy Mountain

    | Contributor(s):: Steinhorst, Marni

  15. A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon ( Thylogale billardierii)

    | Contributor(s):: McMahon, C. R., Wiggins, N. L., French, V., McCallum, H. I., Bowman, D.

  16. A wild web: The tangled history of attitudes toward wildlife in a dynamic New England culture, 1945--1985

    | Contributor(s):: Hopkins, Mary H.

  17. Environmental implications of the erosion of cultural taboo practices in Awka-South local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria: 1. Forests, trees, and water resource preservation

    | Contributor(s):: Anoliefo, G. O., Isikhuemhen, O. S., Ochije, N. R.

    Cultural taboos and their sanctions have helped to check abuse of the environment at least among the local people. The disregard for these traditional checks and balances especially among Christians has adversely affected their enforcement at this time. The environment and culture preservation in...

  18. Ethical opportunities in global agriculture, fisheries, and forestry: the role for FAO

    | Contributor(s):: Macer, D. R. J., Bhardwaj, M., Maekawa, F., Niimura, Y.

    A broad range of ethical issues in agriculture, fisheries, and forestry were identified by analysis of the literature and by interviews with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) staff. Issues include: sharing access to and preserving natural resources; introduction of new technology;...

  19. Conservation and animal welfare issues arising from forestry practices. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Blumstein, D. T.

    Forestry practices may directly kill animals as well as destroy and fragment their habitat. Even without habitat destruction, logging and its associated forest management practices (which include road building, re-forestation, and often increased recreational use) create noise, frighten animals,...