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  1. 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...

  2. A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia

    Contributor(s):: Ricardo Cardoso Leite

    Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a natureza...

  3. 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...

  4. A Survey of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) Communities' Attitudes Toward Human-Lion Conflict and Lion Conservation

    Contributor(s):: Nick M. Moghari

    Local human communities within Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) were surveyed to determine prevalent attitudes toward lion conservation efforts and Uganda Wildlife Authority’s (UWA’s) Revenue Sharing Program. Other objectives of the surveys were to obtain information about the...

  5. Alternative Methods of Controlling Wildlife Populations

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Aspin, Chantel McDowell, Rebecca Rocha, Julie M. Fagan

    Every year New Jersey sets aside several days for a state-sponsored black bear hunt. We feel that this hunt is unnecessary, and that proper human behaviors will change black bear behavior, and ultimately decrease human-bear interactions. This way, humans are at peace, and bears are at peace, and...

  6. Amidst Macaques: A Multispecies Ethnography

    Contributor(s):: Timothy Soyk

    Before going to Kyoto, I remember my Japanese tutor telling me stories about the free roaming monkeys (Japanese Macaques) that would lurk on rooftops and rummage through garbage. The idea of such a rowdy unique presence right among human territory was such an exciting idea to me; it must...

  7. Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat

    Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs

    Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...

  8. An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges

    Contributor(s):: Nafisa Sarwath

    In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities. Despite the alarming rate of species endangerment and subsequent loss, efforts to reduce species loss...

  9. Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa

    Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson

    It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Best friends: A look at the link between the human--animal bond and spirituality using a mixed methods approach

    Contributor(s):: Remigio, Reina

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Conflict between human and animal the case of endangered species

    Contributor(s):: Yuvraj Dilip Patil

    Conflict between humans and animals are major problem in many parts of India. The damage and destruction caused by a variety of animals to human property and sometimes to human life is a real and significant danger to many human communities. With the animals often killed, captured or otherwise...

  20. Conservation Difficulties for Hylobates lar: Effects the Illegal Pet Trade has on White Handed Gibbons' Behavioral Health and Successful Rehabilitation

    Contributor(s):: Shalana Jo Gray

    White-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and wild populations are rapidly declining. In Thailand, the primary threat to this species is hunting for the purpose of capturing infants for the illegal pet trade. During their time in the pet trade,...