"It's a conspiracy theory and climate change": Of beastly encounters and cervine disappearances in Himalayan India
Contributor(s):: Nayanika Mathur
This paper traces the introduction of the category of climate change into the Indian Himalaya. Climate change emerged as an explanation for recurring incidences of human-animal conflict and the disappearance of a protected species through the labours of the local state bureaucracy. Even as the...
A note on enrichment for captive lion-tailed macaques ( Macaca silenus )
Contributor(s):: Mallapur, A., Waran, N., Anindya, Sinha
Two enrichment techniques were devised with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare for captive lion-tailed macaques in an Indian zoo. In Study A, a log, cotton ropes and a feeding basket were added to the enclosures in different combinations to provide structural and feeding enrichment...
A reverence for cows
Contributor(s):: Jacobson, Doranne
A role of Fair Trade certification for environmental sustainability
Contributor(s):: Makita, R.
Although most studies on the Fair Trade initiative are, to some extent, cognizant of its contribution to environmental sustainability, what the environmental aspect means to Fair Trade has not yet been explored fully. A review of environmental issues in the Fair Trade literature suggests that...
A study on elephant and human interactions in Kodagu, South India
Contributor(s):: Malavika Hosahally Narayana
Increasing human populations have resulted in the extensive conversion of natural forests and range lands into agricultural lands, resulting in an expansion of the interface between people and elephants across the elephant range countries of Asia and Africa. This interface describes the nature of...
Agonistic behaviour of free-ranging dogs ( Canis familiaris ) in relation to season, sex and age
Contributor(s):: Pal, S. K., Ghosh, B., Roy, S.
Observations on the agonistic behaviour of 12 free-ranging dogs from 2 neighbouring groups were recorded in Katwa town, India. Both intra- and inter-group agonistic encounters were recorded for 4 h/day from March 1995 to February 1996. Agonistic encounters were more common between inter- than...
An Exploration of Attitudes Toward Dogs among College Students in Bangalore, India
| Contributor(s):: Volsche, S., Mohan, M., Gray, P. B., Rangaswamy, M.
Animal consciousness and ethics in Asia and the Pacific
| Contributor(s):: Macer, D.
Animal subsistence in the chalcolithic culture of western India (with special reference to Balathal)
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, P. K.
Animals in human societies
| Contributor(s):: Manna, Samita
Assessing Patterns of Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Compensation around a Central Indian Protected Area
| Contributor(s):: Krithi K. Karanth, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, Ruth DeFries, Natasha Ballal
Mitigating crop and livestock loss to wildlife and improving compensation distribution are important for conservation efforts in landscapes where people and wildlife co-occur outside protected areas. The lack of rigorously collected spatial data poses a challenge to management efforts to...
Assessment of the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys, using health and behaviour parameters
| Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Lindberg, A. C., Main, D. C. J., Whay, H. R.
Working animals provide an essential transport resource in developing countries worldwide. Many of these animals are owned by poor people and work in harsh environments, so their welfare is a cause for concern. A protocol was developed to assess the welfare of working horses, mules and donkeys in...
Behavioral abnormalities in captive nonhuman primates
| Contributor(s):: Avanti, Mallapur, Choudhury, B. C.
In this study, we dealt with 11 species of non-human primates across 10 zoos in India. We recorded behaviour as instantaneous scans between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. In the study, we segregated behaviours for analyses into abnormal, undesirable, active, and resting. The 4 types of abnormal behaviour...
Behavioral patterns of yaks (Bos grunniens) grazing on alpine shrub meadows of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Chuntao, Tsedan, Guru, Fan, Qingshan, Wang, Shulin, Wang, Zhaofeng, Chang, Shenghua, Hou, Fujiang
Behavioural problems in dogs - a review
| Contributor(s):: Srivastava, A. K.
Behaviour is the action due to the relationship between the animal and its environment. Behavioural responses are adaptive for survival. The behaviour includes all processes by which an individual senses the external world and the internal state of its body and responds to the change which it...
Benefits of the human-dog relationship
| Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C., Waiblinger, E., Meslin, F. X.
Between the domestic and the wild: Animal classifications in Indian thought
| Contributor(s):: Moreau, Ronan
Big Cats in Our Backyards: Persistence of Large Carnivores in a Human Dominated Landscape in India
| Contributor(s):: Vidya Athreya, Morten Odden, John D.C. Linnell, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Ullas Karanth
Protected areas are extremely important for the long term viability of biodiversity in a densely populated country like India where land is a scarce resource. However, protected areas cover only 5% of the land area in India and in the case of large carnivores that range widely, human use...
Captive Elephants in Circuses
| Contributor(s):: Varma Varma, S.R. Sujata, Suparna Ganguly, Shiela Rao
Circuses have a long history of using performing animals, both wild and domesticated. The animals are trained or conditioned to exhibit specific behaviours with no option to do otherwise. This report is based on the observation of 31 elephants belonging to a sample of seven circuses (out of 15...
Coexistence With Street Animals | Gira Shah | TEDxDAIICT
| Contributor(s):: Gira Shah
"To be humane and compassionate is our moral responsibility and our constitutional duty". Gira Shah, founder of Jeevdaya Trust and an animal lover at heart who works relentlessly for animal welfare subtly elucidates how even little compassion from humans and small eco-friendly changes...