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  1. Public perceptions of coyotes in Vancouver

    Contributor(s):: Renee Proulx

    The coyote (Canis latrans) has benefitted from the urbanization of previously undeveloped areas and have successfully expanded their range across North America. As they are newcomers, it is interesting to track how the public interacts with and perceives the species. This study is modelled after...

  2. The Altruism-Empathy-Perspective Connection: A Case Study of Human-Wildlife Interactions at Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Corvallis, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Kirsten S. Freed

    In the realms of psychology and sociology two new theoretical models have arisen to describe the forces influencing altruistic human behavior. The first is the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis (EAH), by C.D. Batson. The second is the Conceptual Continuum of Altruism (CCA), by K.R. Monroe. Both models...

  3. Human-wildlife interactions, nature-based tourism, and protected areas management: the case of Mole National Park and the adjacent communities in Ghana

    Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Acquah

    Protected areas are increasingly becoming islands of habitat surrounded by seas of cultivation and development. Mole National Park, Ghana’s premier park, has an emerging nature-based tourism that is not large when compared to park tourism in other African countries. The park attracts many...

  4. Understanding humane expectations : public and expert attitudes towards human-wildlife interactions

    Contributor(s):: Sara Dawn Dubois

    The field of wildlife management has been on a collision course with societal values regarding animal use for some time. Although wildlife populations are still managed largely under the “North American model of wildlife conservation” to accommodate consumptive uses, many people,...

  5. Cougar-Human Entanglements on Vancouver Island: Relational Agency and Space

    Contributor(s):: Rosemary-Claire Magdeleine Solange Collard

    Vancouver Island is home to what is estimated to be the densest cougar population in North America. Over the last century and a half, cougar and human residents of the Island have not co-existed peacefully. From government-sponsored bounty hunts of cougars to cougar attacks on children,...

  6. Coexistence : the human/grizzly bear interface in a rural community of British Columbia

    Contributor(s):: Gillian L. Sanders

    Environmental Education is becoming increasingly important as human populations expand into wildlife habitat, often resulting in human/wildlife conflicts. Meadow Creek British Columbia has experienced a long history of conflicts with grizzly bears resulting in significant bear mortalities. This...

  7. Human impacts on the ecology of bald eagles in interior Alaska

    Contributor(s):: Robert J. Steidl

    To assess the consequences of increased recreational activity on bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we studied factors that influenced their behavior and reproductive success in the Gulkana River basin, Alaska, from 1989 to 1993. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors were associated with...

  8. A biogeographical analysis of some relationships between man, land, and wildlife in Belize (British Honduras)

    Contributor(s):: Marvin D Frost

    This thesis research consists of an investigation of the human influences on wildlife in Belize. The study was accomplished by the collection and analysis of data with respect to land use, habitat characteristics, and wildlife status in Belize. Requirements and status of many...

  9. Urban business attitudes regarding rodents, rodent control methods, and impact on wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Eva Arndt

    Birds of prey and carnivorous mammals feed on small birds, rodents and other small mammals. Humans perceive many of the prey animals of these predators as well as the predators themselves, as “pests”, and seek to control them. Control methods for these unwanted pests, particularly...

  10. Human influences on historical and current wildlife distributions from Lewis & Clark to today

    Contributor(s):: Andrea S. Laliberte

    Although it is well known that humans are strong modifiers of their environment, there is a need for greater understanding of human-wildlife interactions, both historically as well as currently. Historical journals can help shed light on early human-wildlife interactions, and the...

  11. Interactions between grizzly bears and hikers in Glacier National Park, Montana

    Contributor(s):: Katherine Louise McArthur Jope

    Behavior of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) toward people was studied by examining hikers' reports of grizzly bear observations and by intensively observing grizzlies in an area of Glacier National Park that was heavily used by day-hikers. Of concern were the apparenthabituation...

  12. Human-eagle interactions on the lower Columbia River

    Contributor(s):: Kevin McGarigal

    During the past decade (1978-87), breeding success and productivity of bald eagles on the lower Columbia River (LCR) has been far below state and regional averages and well below levels required for delisting under the Endangered Species Act by the Pacific States Bald Eagle...

  13. Winter habitat associations of blackbirds and starlings wintering in the south-central United States

    Contributor(s):: Strassburg, Matthew, Crimmins, Shawn M., Linz, George M., McKann, Patrick C., Thogmartin, Wayne E.

  14. Modeling the economic impacts of double-crested cormorant damage to a recreational fishery

    Contributor(s):: Shwiff, Stephanie A., Kirkpatrick, Katy N., DeVault, Travis L., Shwiff, Steven S.

  15. Relationship between spatial distribution of sika deer-train collisions and sika deer movement in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Soga, Akinao, Hamasaki, Shin-ichiro, Yokoyama, Noriko, Sakai, Toshiyuki, Kaji, Koichi

  16. Black bear exclusion fences to protect mobile apiaries

    Contributor(s):: Otto, Tammy E., Roloff, Gary J.

  17. Methodology for estimating deer browsing impact

    Contributor(s):: Pierson, Timothy G., deCalesta, David S.

  18. Evaluation of 9,10 anthraquinone application to pre-seed set sunflowers for repelling blackbirds

    Contributor(s):: Niner, Megan D., Linz, George M., Clark, Mark E.

  19. Human-felid conflict in corridor habitats: implications for tiger and leopard conservation in Terai Arc Landscape, India

    Contributor(s):: Malviya, Manjari, Ramesh, Krishnamurthy

  20. Spatial and temporal analysis of factors associated with urban deer-vehicle collisions

    Contributor(s):: McCance, Erin C., Baydack, Richard K., Walker, David J., Leask, Derek N.