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  1. Spatial and temporal plasticity in free-ranging dogs in sub-Antarctic Chile

    Contributor(s):: Schüttler, Elke, Saavedra-Aracena, Lorena, Jiménez, Jaime E.

    Free-ranging owned dogs are a conservation concern worldwide, but knowledge on their movement ecology is only recently increasing. To examine unsupervised dog movements into wilderness, we attached Global Positioning System devices to 33 village and four rural dogs on a sub-Antarctic island in...

  2. The effect of castration on home range size and activity patterns of domestic cats living in a natural area in a protected area on a Brazilian island

    Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Giovanne Ambrosio, Machado, Juliana Clemente, Nakano-Oliveira, Eduardo, Andriolo, Artur, Genaro, Gelson

    The presence of domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) in natural areas can generate several environmental problems, such as competition with other species, disease transmission, and predation. Male cats generally tend to be more territorial than female cats. Male cats also tend to have larger...

  3. Effects of temporary captivity on ranging behaviour in urban red foxes (Vulpes vulpes)

    Contributor(s):: Tolhurst, Bryony, Grogan, Adam, Hughes, Heather, Scott, Dawn

    Temporary removal of wild animals from a resident territory has the potential to markedly impact subsequent ranging behaviour, and may negatively affect post-release welfare and survival. Admission of sick or injured wildlife into temporary captivity (termed ‘rehabilitation’) is a common practice...

  4. Association with humans and seasonality interact to reverse predictions for animal space use

    Contributor(s):: Laver, P. N., Alexander, K. A.

  5. Do collar-mounted predation deterrents restrict wandering in pet domestic cats?

    Contributor(s):: Hall, Catherine M., Bryant, Kate A., Fontaine, Joseph B., Calver, Michael C.

    Roaming pet cats kill and harass wildlife, hybridise with wild felids, interbreed with feral populations, spread disease or annoy neighbours, and endanger their own welfare by fighting, being struck by vehicles or ingesting poisons. Confinement of pet cats is unpopular, so alternative methods to...

  6. Home ranges and habitat selection of white- tailed deer in a suburban nature area in eastern Nebraska

    Contributor(s):: Scott E Hygnstrom, Kurt C VerCauteren

    We evaluated the movements of 59 radio-collared female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at the Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (GP) and Fontenelle Forest Nature Area (FF) in eastern Nebraska from 1994 to 1997. Annual home ranges averaged 276 ha (CI = 166 ha). Forty-four of the...