How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich
| Contributor(s):: Noah Wilson-Rich
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data...
Movement and home range of owned free-roaming male dogs in Puerto Natales, Chile
| Contributor(s):: Pérez, Guillermo E., Conte, Annamaria, Garde, Elena J., Messori, Stefano, Vanderstichel, Raphael, Serpell, James
Free-roaming dogs (FRDs) pose a significant health threat to humans, other animals and the environment. Yet, the effects of their movements and habitat use within cities and adjacent rural areas are poorly known, especially in relation to predation and the transmission of diseases that can impact...
Aging animal bodies: horse retirement yards as relational spaces of liminality, dwelling and negotiation
| Contributor(s):: Franklin, Alex, Schuurman, Nora
The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island
| Contributor(s):: Kristine Martin
This study examines the relationship between humans and urban foxes living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In recent years colloquial evidence suggests that there has been an increase in foxes living in urban areas of Prince Edward Island, which may eventually lead to an increase in...
Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago
| Contributor(s):: Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.
Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their implementation....
Unifying ecological and social sciences into a management framework for wildlife-based tourism: a case study of feeding stingrays as a marine tourism attraction in the Cayman Islands
| Contributor(s):: Christina A.D. Semeniuk
As marine wildlife tourism attractions increase in popularity, the integration of natural and social sciences is required to ascertain and then assimilate strategies to effectively address the undesirable ecological and social conditions of the wildlife tourism setting. The overarching objective...
The role of zoos in educating visitors about conservation of wildlife and habitats: a design for Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Lynn McElroy
In the last 30 years there has been a shift toward educating people about conservation within zoos. Public learning about conservation of wildlife and habitats is vital if the extinction of wildlife is to be avoided. Zoos offer opportunities to educate visitors about habitat conservation through...
The effects of wildlife-livestock-human interactions on habitat in the Meru Conservation Area, Kenya
| Contributor(s):: J. Otuoma
Dingoes at the Doorstep: Home Range Sizes and Activity Patterns of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs around Urban Areas of North-Eastern Australia
| Contributor(s):: Alice T. McNeill, Luke K.P. Leung, Mark S. Goullet, Matthew N. Gentle, Benjamin L. Allen
Top-predators around the world are becoming increasingly intertwined with humans, sometimes causing conﬂict and increasing safety risks in urban areas. In Australia, dingoes and dingo×domesticdoghybridsarecommoninmanyurbanareas,andposeavarietyofhumanhealth and safety risks. However, data on...
Polar Similar: Intersections of Anthropology and Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Nathan Poirier, Sarah Tomasello
Anthropologists and conservationists have a long history of conflict, largely stemming from the creation of protected areas that are frequently placed on the land belonging to Indigenous communities for which anthropologists advocate. While this paper does not wish to diminish the values of...
Saving feral horse populations: Does it really matter? A case study of wild horses from Doñana National Park in southern Spain
| Contributor(s):: J.L. Vega-Pla, J. Calderon, P.P. Rodriguez-Gallardo, A.M. Martinez, Ciro Rico
In the 1980s, a conservation programme involving a feral horse population, the Retuertas horses from the Guadalquivir marshes, was started in the Doñana National Park. The analysis of an extensive genetic survey of this population, which now numbers 100 animals, and 10 additional European...
Insights into wolf presence in human-dominated landscapes: The relative role of food availability, humans and landscape attributes
| Contributor(s):: Luis Llaneza, Jose V. Lopez-Bao, Victor Sazatornil
Aim Understanding which human or environmental factors interact to enable or to limit the occurrence and persistence of large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes is an important issue for their effective conservation, especially under the current scenario of global change where most of their...
Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Deer Management in Suburban Boston
| Contributor(s):: Michael Devito
Communities in the United States have experienced a large and growing white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population. Residents in these communities may enjoy encounters with white-tailed deer, but they also perceive problems with deer such as car collisions, garden damage, and Lyme...
The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ
| Contributor(s):: Alexander Braczkowski
Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...
Why sink a ship in Mexico?: Juan Pablo Ussel at TEDxTijuana
| Contributor(s):: Juan Pablo Ussel
The ship Uribe 121, sunk last year on the beaches of Rosarito, has become an artificial reef that houses various animal species that have adopted it as their home, while also serving as a space for marine life research . However, a unique and innovative project like this in the State, implies...
Wildlife and Human-Impact of the Closer Encounter: Indonesia Case
| Contributor(s):: Ani Mardiastuti
Human and wildlife formerly live in a relatively disjunct, non-overlapping environment, in the past several decades. However, various human activities has shrunk the wildlife habitat and made the sylvatic habitat closer to human environment, through human induced disturbances to biodiversity...
Nov 26 2016
Reef Conservation UK Conference 2016
The impacts of urbanization on endangered florida key deer
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Moody Harveson
Conservation of native wildlife is becoming increasingly difficult due to continued human population growth and expansion. As the human population continues to increase, so does the rate of consumption of our natural resources. As competition for resources between man and wildlife continues, it...
Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis
| Contributor(s):: Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Understanding human awareness, values and attitudes towards coyotes,...
Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the lower Yasuní Basin, Ecuador : spacio-temporal activity patterns and their relevance for conservation
| Contributor(s):: Paola M. Carrera-Ubidia
Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the Lower Yasuní Basin (Ecuador) have similar food and space requirements: they consume comparable arrays of fish species, and they use similar aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Resource partitioning could facilitate coexistence by...