Biological and social investigation of human–black bear conflicts in the Panhandle of Florida
Contributor(s):: Lowery, Damon R., Morse, Wayde C., Steury, Todd D.
As human–black bear conflicts increase, developing conflict mitigation strategies that account for both biological and social understanding has become a primary objective of managers. We examined black bear habitat use in the Florida Panhandle to understand its impact on the spatial distribution...
Factors affecting perceptions of human–wildlife interactions in residential areas of northern New York and implications for conservation
Contributor(s):: Kretser, Heidi E., Curtis, Paul D., Francis, Joseph D., Pendall, Rolf J., Knuth, Barbara A.
We explored factors influencing people's perceptions of human-wildlife interactions in residential areas, reporting interactions to authorities, and potential conservation implications. Data were obtained from a mail survey of 1,439 landowners. We used logistic regression to predict probabilities...
Human-urban wildlife interface: Interactions around Tilden Regional Park, San Francisco Bay area, California
Contributor(s):: Wambuguh, Oscar
With more Americans now living in cities, a better understanding of the relationships between people, wildlife, and the environment is necessary to formulate policies governing competing urban land uses. This findings abstract presents data from a survey of residents living adjacent to the...
Living with Problem Animals--Self-Reported Fear of Potentially Dangerous Species in the Serengeti Region, Tanzania
Contributor(s):: Kaltenborn, Bjørn P., Bjerke, Tore, Nyahongo, Julius
We examined the relationship between self-reported fear of large carnivores and the demographic characteristics of villagers living in a rural district adjacent to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Data were obtained from 593 respondents living in 8 villages. The intensity of verbally...
Wildlife value orientations of rural Mongolians
Contributor(s):: Kaczensky, Petra
Mongolia provides an interesting example to study wildlife value orientations (WVOs), because of its long tradition as a society based on pastoral nomadism and the dramatic changes in the socioeconomic situation during the recent transition from socialism toward a market economy. In the summer of...
The Development and Testing of a Procedure for Monitoring Visitor-Horse Interactions at Assateague Island National Seashore
Contributor(s):: Margaret Christine Ingle
Developing visitor impact indicators and associated monitoring techniques are critical first steps to sustain a balance between two national park mandates, protecting resources and providing recreation opportunities. The first paper of this thesis provides a comprehensive and organized assessment...
Monitoring and predicting traffic induced vertebrate mortality near wetlands
Contributor(s):: J. Andrew DeWoody, Jamie M. Nogle, Melissa Hoover, Barny Dunning
Animal-vehicle collisions are undesirable to the general public, to drivers, to insurance providers, to biologists, and presumably to the animals themselves. However, traffic-induced mortality (―roadkill‖) is difficult to mitigate in large part because scientists lack the empirical data required...
Attitudes Toward the Endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Contributor(s):: Reading, Richard P., Clark, Tim W., Arnold, Andrew
Human Interactions with Wildlife
Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N.
Lens Length Predicts Mountain Goat Disturbance
Contributor(s):: Lott, Dale F.
Wild Animals in a Wilderness Setting: An Ecosystemic Experience?
Contributor(s):: Fiedeldey, Andr, C
The black bear hunt in New Jersey: A constructionist analysis of an intractable conflict
Contributor(s):: Harker, D., Bates, D. C.
Factors affecting perceptions of human
Living at the interface: Human-chimpanzee competition, coexistence and conflict in Africa
Contributor(s):: Hockings, Kirnberley Jane
Perceptions of nonhuman primates in human-wildlife conflict scenarios
Contributor(s):: Hill, Catherine M., Webber, Amanda D.
Knowledge, attitudes, and opinions about human-wildlife conflicts held by community leaders in Virginia
Contributor(s):: Regina M. Elsner
Using a mail survey, I questioned 490 representatives of local government (i.e., elected officials, administrative officials, animal control officers, and county Cooperative Extension agents) about their understanding of human-wildlife conflicts in their communities, and their receptivity to...