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  1. Using sterilization to change predation rates of wild coyotes: A test case involving pronghorn fawns

    Contributor(s):: Seidler, Renee G., Gese, Eric M., Conner, Mary M.

    Surgical sterilization of coyotes (Canis latrans) reduced their predation rate on domestic sheep. We investigated whether sterilizing coyotes would similarly change coyote predation rates on pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) neonates. From May 2006 to March 2008, we radio-collared 71...

  2. Assessing Patterns of Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Compensation around a Central Indian Protected Area

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    | Contributor(s):: Krithi K. Karanth, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, Ruth DeFries, Natasha Ballal

    Mitigating crop and livestock loss to wildlife and improving compensation distribution are important for conservation efforts in landscapes where people and wildlife co-occur outside protected areas. The lack of rigorously collected spatial data poses a challenge to management efforts to...

  3. Anchor down or hunker down: an experimental study on zebra mussels' response to predation risk from crayfish

    | Contributor(s):: Marcin Czarnoleski, Tomas Müller, Justyna Kierat, Landon Gryczkowski, Lucjan Chybowski

    Predation cues influence the strength of byssal attachment in bivalves. In zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, anchorage increases in response to nonforaging roach, Rutilus rutilus, but decreases in response to artificially crushed conspecifics, and it remains unaltered by nonforaging crayfish....

  4. Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing

    | Contributor(s):: Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.

    Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor housing has been associated with health issues, such as chronic lower urinary tract signs, and...

  5. Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago

    | Contributor(s):: Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.

    Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their implementation....

  6. A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale

    Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...

  7. Testing systems of avian perch deterrents on electric power distribution poles in sage-brush habitat

    | Contributor(s):: Dwyer, James F., Doloughan, Kerrin W.

  8. Livestock predation by common leopard in Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, India: human- wildlife conflicts and conservation issues

    | Contributor(s):: Kala, Chandra Prakash, Kothari, Kishor Kumar

  9. Jaguar and puma attacks on livestock in Costa Rica

    | Contributor(s):: Amit, Ronit, Gordillo-Chavez, Elias Jose, Bone, Raquel

  10. Predator cues reduce American beaver use of foraging trails

    | Contributor(s):: Severud, W. J., Belant, J. L., Bruggink, J. G., Windels, S. K.

  11. A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds

    | Contributor(s):: Pitt, W. C., Driscoll, L. C., VanderWerf, E. A.

  12. Too many hogs? A review of methods to mitigate impact by wild boar and feral hogs

    | Contributor(s):: Massei, G., Roy, S., Bunting, R.

  13. Livestock and domestic dog predations by wolves in Michigan

    | Contributor(s):: Edge, J. L., Beyer, D. E., Jr., Belant, J. L., Jordan, M. J., Roell, B. J.

  14. Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee

    | Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.

  15. Assessing the effectiveness of the Birdsbesafe anti-predation collar cover in reducing predation on wildlife by pet cats in Western Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Fontaine, J. B., Bryant, K. A., Calver, M. C.

    Many pet cats hunt and, irrespective of whether or not this threatens wildlife populations, distressed owners may wish to curtail hunting while allowing their pets to roam. Therefore we evaluated the effectiveness of three patterned designs (simple descriptions being rainbow, red and yellow) of...

  16. Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management

    | Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.

    Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...

  17. What (If Anything) Do We Owe to Wild Animals?

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, Clare

  18. The predation argument

    | Contributor(s):: Fink, C.K.

  19. Animals, Arrogance and Unfathomably Deep Ecology

    | Contributor(s):: Scriven, T.

  20. Social support does not require attachment: any conspecific tranquilizes isolated guinea-pig pups

    | Contributor(s):: Tokumaru, R. S., Ades, C., Monticelli, P. F.

    Guinea pig pups produce typical distress whistles when isolated. Whistles' frequency is decreased or abolished when they contact with the mother and, to a lesser degree, a sibling or even an unfamiliar female, is regained. Those non-aggressive companions were considered social support providers...