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  1. In the water with white sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias): participants' beliefs toward cage-diving in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Apps, K., Dimmock, K., Lloyd, D., Huveneers, C.

    White shark ( Carcharodon carcharias) cage-diving tourism is a controversial activity that provokes emotional and often opposing points of view. With increasing demand for shark tourism since the 1990s, the underlying determinants driving this growth in participation remain unclear. This paper...

  2. Conservation education in shark ecotourism

    Contributor(s):: Craig Allan Golby

    Sharks, as top predators, are vital a healthy marine ecosystem. Sharks regulate species abundance, distribution, and diversity, which in turn can impact the health of marine habitats. The biggest issue relating to the endangered status of many shark species is the unsustainable international...

  3. A welfare assessment scoring system for working equids - a method for identifying at risk populations and for monitoring progress of welfare enhancement strategies (trialed in Egypt)

    Contributor(s):: Ali, A. B. A., El-Sayed, M. A., Matoock, M. Y., Fouad, M. A., Heleski, C. R.

    There are an estimated 112 million horses, donkeys and mules (i.e., working equids) in developing regions of the world. Though their roles are often fundamental to the well-being of the families they work for, their welfare is often severely compromised due to the limited resources and/or limited...

  4. Modeling the economic impacts of double-crested cormorant damage to a recreational fishery

    Contributor(s):: Shwiff, Stephanie A., Kirkpatrick, Katy N., DeVault, Travis L., Shwiff, Steven S.

  5. Tourists' perceptions of the free-roaming dog population in Samoa

    Contributor(s):: Beckman, M., Hill, K. E., Farnworth, M. J., Bolwell, C. F., Bridges, J., Acke, E.

    A study was undertaken to establish how visiting tourists to Samoa perceived free-roaming dogs ( Canis familiaris) and their management, additionally some factors that influence their perceptions were assessed. Questionnaires were administered to 281 tourists across Samoa over 5 weeks....

  6. Piglets call for maternal attention: vocal behaviour in Sus scrofa domesticus is modulated by mother's proximity

    Contributor(s):: Iacobucci, P., Colonnello, V., D'Antuono, L., Cloutier, S., Newberry, R. C.

    Plasticity in the production of "separation distress" vocalizations, and seeking of caregivers beyond mere satisfaction of immediate physiological needs, are manifestations of attachment that we investigated in the domestic pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus). Female piglets from eight litters were...

  7. It's a Dog's Life

    Contributor(s):: Stein, Joel, DeQuine, Jeanne, McDowell, Jeanne, van Dyk, Deirdre

  8. Theorizing performances of the human-animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Scott, Shelly R.

  9. Holidaying with the family pet: No dogs allowed!

    Contributor(s):: Carr, Neil, Cohen, Scott

  10. Out, damn Spot

    Contributor(s):: Lett, Dan

  11. Pack pooches in the cargo hold, CMA says

    Contributor(s):: Collier, Roger

  12. Animal Theme Parks: An Investigation of Best Practices in Selected Theme Parks

    Contributor(s):: Tatyanna Nguyen

    Animal theme parks are on the rise in the tourism industry. As a result, it is essential to examine the treatment procedures used for theme park animals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the best practices related to the use of animals in parks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom,...

  13. 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...

  14. A Framework to Evaluate Wildlife Feeding in Research, Wildlife Management, Tourism and Recreation

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    Contributor(s):: Sara Dubois, David Fraser

    Feeding of wildlife occurs in the context of research, wildlife management, tourism and in opportunistic ways. A review of examples shows that although feeding is often motivated by good intentions, it can lead to problems of public safety and conservation and be detrimental to the welfare of the...

  15. Facing up to the increased risk of tick-borne disease

    Contributor(s):: Kitchen, John

  16. Gifts to consider for your pets

    Contributor(s):: Kilmer, Kim

  17. How to do everything better.

  18. Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study

    Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine

  19. Protect your pets

    Contributor(s):: Fischer, Samantha

  20. Traveling with your pet

    Contributor(s):: Eastwood, Liz