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  1. Conservation, Captivity, and Whaling: A Survey of Belize Whalewatching Tourists' Attitudes to Cetacean Conservation Issues

    Contributor(s):: Katheryn W. Patterson

    With whalewatching activities and associated expenditures increasing annually,  governments in coastal countries possess a large vested interest in the continued growth  and protection of whale populations and the associated tourism. In 2007 and 2008, a  survey investigating...

  2. Core Selection by Wolf Packs in a Human-Dominated Landscape: A Case Study in the Mountains of Southern Poland

    Contributor(s):: Nathan Alan Owens

    The wolf populations in Europe are mostly divided between the largely undeveloped countries of Eastern Europe, and the more developed Western European nations. Poland holds a special importance as a geographical link joining these populations into one contiguous population. The territories of two...

  3. 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,...

  4. Defending Nussbaum's "Other Species" Capability: Why Having Meaningful Relationships with Nature is Necessary for Living a Dignified Human Life

    Contributor(s):: Larissa A. Walker

    This paper will explore the environment’s relational value through Martha Nussbaum’s view of what a good human life involves in socially-just liberal democratic societies--specifically her “Capabilities Approach.” In this approach, Nussbaum advances a list...

  5. Distribution Patterns of Human Elephant Conflict in Areas Adjacent to Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania

    Contributor(s):: Wilbright Munuo

    Human pressure on terrestrial ecosystems has caused loss and fragmentation of habitats for wildlife species. That has brought humans and wildlife in close proximity intensifying human wildlife conflicts, especially when wild animals with wide home ranges, such as African and Asian elephants, are...

  6. Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village

    Contributor(s):: Katherine Eileen Griffin

    This study is a gendered analysis of natural resource management at the local scale of a poor rural Sri Lankan village in a conservation buffer zone. This village experiences destruction of forests and human elephant conflict. The objective of this study is to gain an in-depth knowledge of...

  7. Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) behavior and human interactions: implications for tourism and aquaculture

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas Matthew Thomson Duprey

    Interactions between humans and dusky dolphins in the coastal waters of New Zealand are increasing. My research focused on tourism interactions, with Kaikoura as the study site; and, on habitat use in an active aquaculture area, with Admiralty Bay as the study site. In Kaikoura, companies engaged...

  8. Effect of mountain biking on red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Kaupanger, Norway

    Contributor(s):: Janneke Scholten

    Human outdoor activities, like mountain biking, often affect animal behaviour. Ungulates might avoid roads and trails, and increase their avoidance with increasing human activity. Recently, biking on forest trails has increased considerably in Norway, but we still have limited knowledge about how...

  9. Effects of the white man's settlement on wild animals in the Mary's River Valley

    Contributor(s):: Robert M. Storm

    A large per cent of the recent publications in natural history and related subjects give evidence of a great depletion in our supply o native wild animals, due mainly to encroachments on territory and depredations on number by the white man. This fact is quite obvious to anyone who will turn for...

  10. Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti

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    | Contributor(s):: Eeva Kahilaniemi

    Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...

  11. Encounters with Difference and Politics of Place: Meanings of Birdwatchers and Dog Walkers at a Multiple-Use Urban Forest

    | Contributor(s):: Taryn M. Graham

    With a particular interest in birdwatchers and dog walkers, this case study explored place meanings of users at Westmount Summit Woods, a multiple-use urban forest located just west of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A document analysis was conducted on the research site, followed by data...

  12. Endangered animals in wildlife tourism : A study of young female traveller attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Jussila

    This thesis is built around the discussion of wildlife welfare and animal ethics in a tourism setting. Although not being properly explored by academics, the topic of ethical wildlife use in tourism has been increasingly raised in social media. Websites such as www.tourismconcern.org.uk and...

  13. Ethics and Wolf Management: Attitudes Toward and Tolerance of Wolves in Washington State

    | Contributor(s):: Julie Callahan

    Approximately seventy-five years after extirpation from Washington State, gray wolves (Canis lupus) returned. As of December 2012, eight packs had arrived from adjacent states and provinces. Delisted from the Federal Endangered Species List in the eastern one-third of Washington, state wildlife...

  14. Evaluating Human Threats to Three Canid Species of the Brazilian Cerrado

    | Contributor(s):: Stacie M. Bickley

    The hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus), crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous), and maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), are three canid species that are sympatric in the Brazilian Cerrado. In some areas in central Brazil, more than 80% of the Cerrado ecosystem has been converted into agricultural fields...

  15. Evaluating the role of citizen science in the context of human-wildlife conflict management

    | Contributor(s):: Morgan Adams

        This thesis presents two manuscripts that explored the potential of citizen science programs to be utilized in urban centers that are experiencing heightened rates of human-wildlife conflict (HWC). In particular, we focused on human-coyote conflicts, which are an emerging...

  16. Exploring Human-Feral Cat Relations in Southern Ontario

    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Van Patter

    Feral cat management is an under-researched human-animal interaction. Feral cats are supported and protected by some, vilified and eradicated by others. Debates about their impacts on native fauna, welfare concerns, and human moral obligations are diverse and complex. This research critically...

  17. From Arrows to Bullets: Sustainable Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping

    | Contributor(s):: George S. Apostolopoulos

    My thesis paper is on hunting, fishing, and trapping in the state of New York. In this thesis I will go over months of my own personal research and experience on the topic. I will provide information on wildlife populations and biodiversity, as I have recorded it over the last two years.When...

  18. Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the lower Yasuní Basin, Ecuador : spacio-temporal activity patterns and their relevance for conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Paola M. Carrera-Ubidia

    Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the Lower Yasuní Basin (Ecuador) have similar food and space requirements: they consume comparable arrays of fish species, and they use similar aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Resource partitioning could facilitate coexistence by...

  19. Harbor seal behavioral response to boaters at Bair Island refuge

    | Contributor(s):: Kathlyn Snyder Fox

    Harbor seals (Phoca Vitulina Richardsi) that haul out on the banks of Corkscrew Slough within Bair Island Refuge, San Mateo County, California encounter a variety of boats along the waterway. This study documented numbers of seals and boats using Corkscrew Slough and examined...

  20. How the rehabilitation of animals in captivity affects survival rates upon release : focus on a reintroduction project with Amazonas vinacea

    | Contributor(s):: Karen Burk

        The topic of rehabilitation is of special importance when concerning animals that are near extinction. Biodiversity is the variety of animals, plants, their habitats and their genes. It is a key part of the functioning of the planet; if it is changed over a large scale then...