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  1. Are Coyotes "Natural"? Differences in Perceptions of Coyotes Among Urban and Suburban Park Users

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    | Contributor(s):: Brielle R. Manzolillo, Carol S. Henger, Tatyana Graham, Nadya Hall, Anne H. Toomey

    By 2050 more than 65% of humans are expected to live in urban and suburban areas. This shift has gained the attention of conservation scientists and managers with more focus directed on conflict and coexistence between wildlife and urbanized populations. One species that is increasingly...

  2. Feeding Ecology of Wild Brown-Nosed Coatis and Garbage Exploration: A Study in Two Ecological Parks

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, D. H., Calixto, E., Cesario, C. S., Repoles, R. B., de Paula Lopes, W., Oliveira, V. S., Brinati, A., Hemetrio, N. S., Silva, I. O., Boere, V.

    Wild animals that feed on garbage waste are a problem in ecological parks as it can substantially alter their food ecology. Wild coatis that occupy human recreation areas in parks are often observed feeding on garbage, but the ecological consequences are scarcely known. Forty-four fecal samples...

  3. Effects of human state park visitation rates on escape behavior of white-tailed deer

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicholas M. Sutton, Edward J. Heske

    State parks are typically established to preserve natural or native habitats for wildlife while simultaneously providing recreational experiences for humans. However, because of their proximity to urban centers, the level of human visitation associated with state parks may be highly variable....

  4. Whither Zoos? An Inescapable Question

    | Contributor(s):: Shapiro, Kenneth

    As a founding coeditor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAWE), I welcome this opportunity to publish for the third time (see earlier issues Volume 16, Number 4 [2013] and Volume...

  5. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

    Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...

  6. An evaluation of models for an animal care program in wildlife research for Parks Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Wepruk, Stephen M Herrero

  7. Influences of Social Norms, Habit and Ambivalence on Park Visitors' Dog Leash Compliance for Protecting Wildlife

    | Contributor(s):: Matthew Bowes

    Non-compliance with visitor regulations in national parks can have an impact on park conservation and the experience of other park visitors. Park management in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve located on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada is challenged by visitors’ non-compliant...

  8. Landscape barkitecture : guidelines for behaviorally, mentally and physically responsive dog parks

    | Contributor(s):: Carla I. Corbin

    In response to the growing dilemma surrounding urban companion animal management, municipalities are beginning to designate specific locations to offer dogs an opportunity to play, socialize, and exercise off-leash. Current dog park establishment practices utilized by municipalities typically...

  9. Dog Park Renovation Plan

    | Contributor(s):: Dario Vidal Pellikka

    Green areas play an important role in modern society. As cities expand rapidly, green areas become more important, desirable, and attractive for society. In order to offer an adequate environment, all sectors have to be considered in the planning; children, the handicapped, the elderly, and even...

  10. Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn

    The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can lead to human-wildlife conflict. Understanding human awareness, values and attitudes towards coyotes,...

  11. Politics of biodiversity conservation and socio ecological conflicts in a city: the case of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

    | Contributor(s):: Amrita, Sen, Sarmistha, Pattanaik

    Loss of the green belts in the cities as an antecedent outcome of haphazard and irregular urbanization as one of the principle factors has a negative bearing on the socio ecological services that nature entails. Our paper represents the conditions under which the contemporary statist...

  12. Evaluation of foliar sprays to reduce crop damage by Canada geese

    | Contributor(s):: Dieter, Charles D., Warner, Cody S., Ren, Curiong

  13. Reducing the potential for human-snake encounters in a recreational park

    | Contributor(s):: Carter, Evin T., Attum, Omar, Eads, Bryan C., Hoffman, Andrew S., Kingsbury, Bruce A.

  14. Fate of captive-reared and released mallards on eastern Long Island, New York

    | Contributor(s):: Osborne, C. E., Swift, B. L., Baldassarre, G. A.

  15. Estimating annual vertebrate mortality on roads at Saguaro National Park, Arizona

    | Contributor(s):: Gerow, K., Kline, N. C., Swann, D. E., Pokorny, M.

  16. Late summer movements by giant Canada geese in relation to a September hunting season

    | Contributor(s):: Dleter, C. D., Anderson, B. J., Gleason, J. S., Mammenga, P. W., Vaa, S.

  17. Survival and harvest characteristics of giant Canada geese in eastern South Dakota, 2000-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Dieter, C. D., Gleason, J. S., Andersoi, B. J., Vaa, S., Mammenga, P. W.

  18. Human-related factors regulate the presence of domestic dogs in protected areas

    | Contributor(s):: Soto, C. A., Palomares, F.

    The presence of domestic species such as dogs Canis familiaris in protected areas can cause problems for native species as a result of competition, predation and disease transmission. To improve our ability to design effective control policies we investigated the factors affecting detection of...

  19. Parasites in Parks: The Zoonotic Potential Related to Socioeconomic Factors and Types of Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Terrance M. Stock, Khristen Vasseur, Christina Anton

    Edmonton, Canada is a northern city with more than 100,000 registered pets with access to parks, playgrounds and off-leash areas. Our objectives were to determine the prevalence of zoonotic animal parasite infections in parks and relate this to numbers and types of pets and to socioeconomic...

  20. Park Rangers' Behaviors and Their Effects on Tourists and Tibetan Macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China

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    | Contributor(s):: Rie Usui, Lori K. Sheeran, Jin-hua Li, Lixing Sun, Xi Wang, Alexander J. Pritchard, Alexander S. Duvall-lash, R. Steve Wagner

    Previous studies have reported the negative impacts of tourism on nonhuman primates (NHPs) and tourists and advocated the improvement of tourism management, yet what constitutes good quality management remains unclear. We explored whether rates of macaque aggression and self-directed behaviors...