Bears in Pakistan: Distribution, Population Biology and Human Conflicts
Contributor(s):: Fakhar I. Abbas, Zahid Igbal Bhatti, Jibran Haider, Afsar Mian
We conducted questionnaire based interviews (n = 1873) of respondents coming from 258 localities about bear tracts in northern parts of Pakistan in 2012-2014 to study Himalyan brown (U. arctos isalbellinus) and Himalayan black (U. t. laniger) bears. Brown bears were more frequent in northern...
Beasts in the jungle (or wherever)
Contributor(s):: Ritvo, Harriet
Beasts on Fields. Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Nature-Culture Borderlands
Contributor(s):: Tino Johansson
Human-wildlife conflicts are today an integral part of the rural development discourse. In this research, the main focus is on the spatial explanation which is not a very common approach in the reviewed literature. My research hypothesis is based on the assumption that human-wildlife conflicts...
Behavior of Scandinavian brown bears when encountered by dogs and humans
Contributor(s):: Stine Emilie Noding Hansen
The Scandinavian brown bear population was persecuted in the last half of the 1800s and almost went extinct. They got protected in Sweden in 1927 and in Norway in 1973, and have since reached a level that can be hunted. The bears choose areas with as little human activity as possible, but...
Behaviour of brown bears (Ursus arctos) when repeatedly approached by humans on foot
Contributor(s):: Nina Emilie Stenset
Knowledge about encounters between humans and wildlife is important for conservation, management and policymaking, as well as for reducing conflict and negative interactions. There is general concern that an increased number of encounters might reduce wildlife flight responses. I investigated the...
Best friends: A look at the link between the human--animal bond and spirituality using a mixed methods approach
Contributor(s):: Remigio, Reina
Beyond Human | Geoff Luck | TEDxCharlottesville
Contributor(s):: Geoff Luck
Geoff Luck, filmmaker/Executive Producer at National Geographic Television, reveals how his experience with filming elephants in Botswana taught him that by seeing ourselves as just another animal species, we can develop a richer way to live with every living being on the planet.Geoff Luck is a...
Beyond the "Bear" Necessities: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Conflicts Arising in Human-Black Bear Encounters
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Mazaika
Human–black bear conflicts have been increasing over the last 25 years in the western United States. Conflicts arising in human–bear encounters involve both those between people and bears, and between people about bears and how to address them. Research focusing on the interactions...
Big Cats: Available in Backyards Nationwide: David Enden at TEDxCSU
Contributor(s):: David Enden
Passionate about the conservation of big cats, David talks about his experience and research with these animals and steps we can take to contribute to their conservation. David Enden is a behavioral innovator whose journey has been focused understanding the multi-disciplinary factors of big...
Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R
Birthright : people and nature in the modern world
Contributor(s):: Kellert, Stephen R.
Bob and Axle
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.
Bridging troubled waters: zooarchaeology and marine conservation on Burrard Inlet, southwest British Columbia
Contributor(s):: Nova Pierson
For thousands of years, the Coast Salish and their ancestors relied on the abundant marine resources of the Strait of Georgia. In the Greater Vancouver area, First Nations and others are working to restore and conserve taxa which are impacted by commercial fishing, pollution, and habitat...
Bringing the Endangered Barn Owl Back to McLean County, Illinois: Implementing a Local Nest Box Program
Contributor(s):: Anna Groves
Barn owls are an endangered species in Illinois, but populations have been known to increase where nest box programs have been implemented. In conjunction with the John Wesley Powell Audubon Society, a barn owl nest box program was established in McLean County and the surrounding area. Seventeen...
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Can Citizen Science Assist in Determining Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Presence in a Declining Population?
Contributor(s):: Emily Flower, Darryl Jones, Lilia Bernede
The acceptance and application of citizen science has risen over the last 10 years, with this rise likely attributed to an increase in public awareness surrounding anthropogenic impacts affecting urban ecosystems. Citizen science projects have the potential to expand upon data collected by...
Case Studies in Ancient Maya Human-Animal Relations: El Perú, La Corona, and Commensal Mammals
Contributor(s):: Diana Nicole Fridberg
The ancient Maya of Mesoamerica inhabited a biodiverse landscape filled with animal taxa that provided both physical resources and rich ideological inspiration. To date, faunal studies among the Maya have been more limited than other types of archaeological investigations, leaving much still...
Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch
This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.
Certification in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Wellness
This is a certification process in Alberta Canada that qualifies people to work with animals to help people in need.Certification is granted for two types of helping professionals as indicated below:Animal Assisted Therapist - Master’s level helping professionals. This includes mental...
Climate implications of biomass appropriation: Integrating bioenergy and animal feeding systems
Contributor(s):: Kyle W. Meisterling
Through land use and biomass utilization, humans are dominant forces in the planetary biosphere and carbon and nitrogen cycles. Economic subsidies and policy mandates for producing biomasssourced fuels and electricity could increase further the human appropriation of planetary...