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Opinions from the Front Lines of Cat Colony Management Conflict
| Contributor(s):: M. Nils Peterson, Brett Hartis, Shari Rodriguez, Matthew Green, Christopher A. Lepczyk
Outdoor cats represent a global threat to terrestrial vertebrate conservation, but management has been rife with conflict due to differences in views of the problem and appropriate responses to it. To evaluate these differences we conducted a survey of opinions about outdoor cats and their...
In the water with white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.
White shark (Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...
In the water with white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia
White shark ( Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...
In Memory: Daniel S. Vice
| Contributor(s):: Flores, Jeffrey B.
Influence of egg oiling on colony presence of ring-billed gulls
| Contributor(s):: DeVault, Travis L., Schmidt, Paige M., Pogmore, Fred E., Gobeille, John, Belant, Jerrold L., Seamans, Thomas W.
Management of double-crested cormorants to improve sport fisheries in Michigan: three case studies
| Contributor(s):: Dorr, B. S., Hanisch, S. L., Butchko, P. H., Fielder, D. G.
A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds
| Contributor(s):: Pitt, W. C., Driscoll, L. C., VanderWerf, E. A.
Too many hogs? A review of methods to mitigate impact by wild boar and feral hogs
| Contributor(s):: Massei, G., Roy, S., Bunting, R.
Fate of captive-reared and released mallards on eastern Long Island, New York
| Contributor(s):: Osborne, C. E., Swift, B. L., Baldassarre, G. A.
Tourists' perceptions of the free-roaming dog population in Samoa
| Contributor(s):: Beckman, M., Hill, K. E., Farnworth, M. J., Bolwell, C. F., Bridges, J., Acke, E.
A study was undertaken to establish how visiting tourists to Samoa perceived free-roaming dogs ( Canis familiaris) and their management, additionally some factors that influence their perceptions were assessed. Questionnaires were administered to 281 tourists across Samoa over 5 weeks....
How does cat behaviour influence the development and implementation of monitoring techniques and lethal control methods for feral cats?
| Contributor(s):: Fisher, P., Algar, D., Murphy, E., Johnston, M., Eason, C.
The need for lethal control of feral cats will remain in some contexts and potentially increase in others, alongside an obligation to develop and apply methods that are as cost-effective, humane and target-specific as possible. Drawing on practices particularly used in Australia, New Zealand and...
Peace with non human animals: Marco Verdone at TEDxLakeComo
| Contributor(s):: Marco Verdone
A veterinarian, in charge of taking care of the animals belonging to the penitentiary in the island of Gorgona, gradually becomes conscious of their suffering and destiny and endeavors to restore peace between humans and non-human animals in the island and, then, anywhere.Marco Verdone is a...
The cull of the wild: Dingoes, development and death in an Australian tourist location
| Contributor(s):: Peace, Adrian
A Brief Note on the Significance of Prehistoric Dogs from the Eastern Aleutian Islands
| Contributor(s):: Holland, Kathryn M.
A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.
This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...
Characteristics of owned dogs on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.
This study reports the findings from street interviews on owned dogs (N=442) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Many households kept dogs outside, and roughly 43% of households allowed at least 1 dog to roam. Dogs kept inside most likely were considered a companion, whereas dogs used for security...
Dog breeding in New Providence, The Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population II: The fate of puppies
This article reports the first known study on the disposal of puppies in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study reported the fate of 2,427 puppies through 517 interviews with dog caregivers. The study reported that surviving puppies from "pure-bred" females were typically sold (60.1% of surviving...
Knowledge of the welfare of nonhuman animals and prevalence of dog care practices in New Providence, The Bahamas
Interviews with 509 adults in New Providence, The Bahamas, indicated that people have limited knowledge of dog care and the laws pertaining to nonhuman animal welfare. Interviews also indicated that many dogs received care limited only to food and water and - to a lesser extent - shelter....
Preliminary observations on the characteristics of the owned dog population in Roseau, Dominica
| Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Alie, K., Fielding, W. J., Morters, M., Galindo, F.
This article reports findings from interviews with 93 heads of households (38.6% of all households) who owned 148 dogs in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Mixed dogs, of no definable cross, were most common, followed by Rottweiler crosses. The median age of the dogs was 3...
Stray dogs in an island community: a case study from new providence, The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.
The "stray dog problem" in New Providence, The Bahamas, has been a recurring social complaint throughout the 20th century. This article looks at some aspects of the problem's background and reports the findings of a resident perception study. The results suggest that it is unlikely that...