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  1. 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,...

  2. Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Ng Yi Hui Eunice

    Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....

  3. Wildlife Encounters by Lewis and Clark: A Spatial Analysis of Interactions between Native Americans and Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: Andrea S. Laliberte, William J. Ripple

    The Lewis and Clark journals contain some of the earliest and most detailed written descriptions of a large part of the United States before Euro-American settlement. We used the journal entries to assess the influence of humans on wildlife distribution and abundance. Areas with denser human...

  4. No Room to Swing a Cat? Animal Treatment and Urban Space in Singapore

    Contributor(s):: Ying-kit Chan

    Since Singapore's independence in 1965, the People's Action Party government has launched an extensive urban planning program to transform the island into a modern metropolis. This paper discusses human-animal relations and the management of stray cats in postcolonial Singapore. In...

  5. Relationship between spatial distribution of sika deer-train collisions and sika deer movement in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Soga, Akinao, Hamasaki, Shin-ichiro, Yokoyama, Noriko, Sakai, Toshiyuki, Kaji, Koichi

  6. Modeling waterfowl damage to crops surrounding the Quill lakes in Saskatchewan

    Contributor(s):: Callaghan, Carolyn J., Daneshfar, Bahram, Thompson, Donald J.

  7. Beware the Boojum: caveats and strengths of avian radar

    Contributor(s):: Beason, Robert C., Nohara, Tim J., Weber, Peter

  8. Protocol for expert report on animal welfare in case of companion animal cruelty suspicion

    Contributor(s):: Hammerschmidt, J., Molento, C. F. M.

    Animal welfare expert reports may support court decisions when animal abuse or maltreatment is suspected. The objective of this work is to adapt animal welfare assessment protocols to identify companion animal abuse. The proposed protocol includes four indicator categories: nutritional, comfort,...

  9. Room to Roam: Using GPS to Determine the Effect of Exhibit Size and Herd Size on Zoo Elephant Movement

    Contributor(s):: Matthew Holdgate, Deborah A. Duffield, David J. Shepherdson

    Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta spp.) are particularly susceptible to welfare concerns in zoological institutions due to their high intelligence, complex social structures, and sheer size. Zoo elephants are also limited by the space available to them, and the resulting...

  10. Diurnal rhythms, locations and behavioural sequences associated with eliminative behaviours in fattening pigs

    Contributor(s):: Guo, YuGuang, Lian, XinMing, Yan, PeiShi

    Understanding eliminative behaviours in pigs is very important to maintain individual and pen cleanliness. In this experiment, twenty fattening pigs were housed in four concrete floor pens with a floor space of 3.25 m 2 per pig and free accessibility of outdoor runs. We studied the diurnal...

  11. Effects of stage of gestation at mixing on aggression, injuries and stress in sows

    Contributor(s):: Stevens, B., Karlen, G. M., Morrison, R., Gonyou, H. W., Butler, K. L., Kerswell, K. J., Hemsworth, P. H.

    Confinement of breeding sows to stalls is a controversial welfare issue, and there is a worldwide move to house gestating sows in groups. We examined the effects of day of mixing following insemination on aggression, injuries and stress in sows. A total of 800 sows were used in this experiment...

  12. A zoo-logical nature. The construction of Africa in Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park

    Contributor(s):: Ruud, Lise Camilla

  13. Experience, movement and mobility: Komi reindeer herders' perception of the environment

    Contributor(s):: Habeck, Joachim Otto

  14. Siberian Studies Centre

    Contributor(s):: Istomin, Kirill

  15. The dethronement of the lion

    Contributor(s):: Thorsen, Liv Emma

  16. Herding directions. Aspects of orientation in contemporary pastoral practices and ritual performances of reindeer herders in northern Kamchatka

    Contributor(s):: Plattet, Patrick

  17. Horizons of sustainability in Greenland: Inuit landscapes of memory and vision

    Contributor(s):: Sejersen, Frank

  18. The Evenkian ritual of 'Sending the bear off' as a form of territorial organisation

    Contributor(s):: Turov, M. G.

  19. The Fall from Eden, critical theory, and the Teletubbies

    Contributor(s):: Britt, Brian

  20. Wintertime use of natural versus artificial shelter by cattle in nature reserves in temperate areas

    Contributor(s):: Laer, E. van, Ampe, B., Moons, C., Sonck, B., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    The current study contributes scientific observation to the ongoing debate about whether and when artificial shelter (man-made), in addition to natural shelter (vegetation), should be provided to cattle grazing in nature reserves during temperate winters. In several year-round grazing projects in...