Paws for thought: ensuring pet health at home and on the road. Get involved in pet therapy programs
Contributor(s):: Kilmer, K.
Paws for thought: ensuring pet health at home and on the road. RVing with your pet
Pets can banish holiday blues
Contributor(s):: Kilmer, Kim
Planes, trains and automobiles
Contributor(s):: Dupes, B.
Traveling with horses
Contributor(s):: Lemke, M.
The land ethic? Tourism's non-human actors
| Contributor(s):: Derek R. Hall, Frances Brown
The philosophy of this chapter is consonant with the ‘land ethic’ of American ecologist Aldo Leopold (1949/1968), which conceives of enlarging – both spatially and morally – the boundaries of the ‘community’ to include such natural elements as soil, water, plants and animals. Its ethical...
The reintroduction and reinterpretation of the wild
| Contributor(s):: O'Rourke, E.
This paper is concerned with changing social representations of the "wild," in particular wild animals. It argues that within a contemporary Western context the old agricultural perception of wild animals as adversarial and as a threat to domestication, is being replaced by an essentially urban...
Minimizing disturbance to wildlife by tourists approaching on foot or in a car: a study of kangaroos in the Australian rangelands
| Contributor(s):: Wolf, I. D., Croft, D. B.
Approaching wildlife to attain a closer viewing experience is common amongst visitors to natural areas. We examined how tourists approach free-living kangaroos during encounters in a popular tourism destination in South Australia. We then simulated the typical properties of approaches to quantify...
The influence of social hierarchy on the time budget of cows and their visits to an automatic milking system
| Contributor(s):: Ketelaar-de Lauwere, C. C., Devir, S., Metz, J. H. M.
The effects of social dominance on dairy cows' (crossbred Holstein-Friesian; n = 30) visits to an automatic milking system (AMS) and their daily activity pattern was studied. Cows were fed on concentrate and milked in the AMS, which consisted of 2 selection units (sending cows for milking or back...
Good zoo/bad zoo: visitor experiences in captive settings
| Contributor(s):: Woods, B.
Captive wildlife settings are a large and important segment of the wildlife tourism industry. They are also subject to considerable debate, much of which centres on whether zoos and sanctuaries deliver benefits that compensate the necessity of keeping animals in captivity. The views of the...
Reactions of American tourists to roaming dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Plumridge, S., Fielding, W. J.
The Bahamas suffers from nuisances caused by roaming dogs. Although Bahamians tolerate their presence, in an economy which is dependent upon tourism, the reactions of tourists to roaming dogs is of great consequence. This study reports the reactions of 439 American tourists concerning roaming...
The impacts of profound wildlife experiences
| Contributor(s):: Smith, L. D. G., Ham, S. H., Weiler, B. V.
Profound experiences with wildlife have been identified as potential triggers for changing the way people feel and act towards wildlife. However, there has been little systematic research into the impacts of these experiences on the lives of those who experience them. This qualitative study...
Tourist impact on Tibetan macaques
| Contributor(s):: Matheson, M. D., Sheeran, L. K., Li, JinHua, Wagner, R. S.
Ecotourism is a growing sector of the tourism industry, but few studies to date have quantified its impacts on local people, tourists and wildlife. We present a preliminary study on threat and affiliative behaviors of two groups of free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) as a function of...
Tourists' effects on drivers of working Asian elephants
| Contributor(s):: Hart, L. A.
A growing wildlife tourist industry in Asia sometimes includes the use of elephants to transport tourists. Elephant drivers are responsible for the safe management of their elephants while loading, transporting, and unloading tourists for rides to view wildlife. This study sought to investigate...
Visitor behavior in zoos: a review
| Contributor(s):: Davey, G.
Visitors are integral components of zoological parks and their importance has led to a research area devoted to understanding the people-zoo relationship. This paper reviews, and provides a point of entry into, the literature relating to visitor research in zoos. The field emerged relatively...
Serum cortisol in California sea lion pups ( Zalophus californianus californianus )
| Contributor(s):: Pedernera-Romano, C., Aurioles-Gamboa, D., Valdez, R. A., Brousset, D. M., Romano, M. C., Galindo, F.
Marine ecosystems are exposed to a wide variety of factors that may produce disturbances in their structure and functioning. The Gulf of California supports fisheries, tourism, intensive agriculture, mining, and more recently, shrimp aquaculture. Under such conditions, animals are forced to cope...