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A Dog's Life in the Far West: Speculation on the fate of the big Newfoundland that accompanied Lewis & Clark
Contributor(s):: Jackson, John C.
Dog Gone It!
Contributor(s):: Hammond, Andy
Hunting with the Camera: Nature Photography, Manliness, and Modern Memory, 1890-1930
Contributor(s):: Dunaway, Finis
De gustibus disputandum: the aesthetics and ethics of taste in the rhetorical genre of the restaurant review
Contributor(s):: Souder, L., Bottone, E.
Contemporary professional restaurant reviews have consequences beyond the dinner plate. They now face challenges from the democratizing efforts of blogs and crowd-sourced reviews. Thus an analysis seems appropriate for determining how they are written and what might be lost should they be...
Pets in airplane cabins: an unnecessary allergic hazard
Contributor(s):: Stanbrook, M. B., Kovesi, T., Hebert, P. C.
Pets in airplane cabins: Con
Contributor(s):: Warrington, R. J.
Pets in airplane cabins: Pro
Contributor(s):: Colby, W. D.
Hunting restraint by Creoles at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize: a preliminary survey
Contributor(s):: Jones, C. B., Young, J.
This study surveyed 33 male hunters between the ages of 17 and 54 years at the Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS), Belize, to evaluate attitudes and behaviours in relation to hunting black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra). The study defined hunting restraint as a learned predisposition not to hunt 1...
Perceptions of polar bear tourists: A qualitative analysis
Contributor(s):: Lemelin, Raynald Harvey, Wiersma, Elaine C.
A number of themes and concepts emerged from 18 interviews conducted with polar bear tourists visiting the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, near Churchill, Manitoba. This article focuses on themes relating to environmental dimensions of polar bear tourism. These include environmental concerns,...
Human-dog interactions and behavioural responses of village dogs in coastal villages in Michoacan, Mexico
Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Eilers, K. H. A. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Ortolani, A., Ortega-Pacheco, A., Boer, I. J. M. de
In Mexican villages, most households keep dogs that roam freely. Therefore, socialisation of village dogs occurs in a different context than that of companion dogs in developed countries. The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess village dogs' behavioural responses towards familiar and...
The effect of land based seal watching tourism on the haul-out behaviour of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina) in Iceland
Contributor(s):: Granquist, S. M., Sigurjonsdottir, H.
The effect of land-based seal watching on the haul-out pattern of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina) was investigated between June and August of 2008-2010 on Vatnsnes, NW Iceland. The results showed that the behaviour and spatial haul-out pattern of seals was affected by the tourists. In 2009 the...
Equestrians and How They Disperse along Plog's Allocentric/Psychocentric Continuum
Contributor(s):: Ricky Hardy
This is a study of Stanley Plog’s traveler typology and its application to adults engaged in equestrian activities (various styles or classes of riding). The study is based on data acquired by the intercept surveying of adult equestrian riders in North Carolina and Virginia....
Human and Wildlife Conflicts
Contributor(s):: Larry Clark
The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research arm of the USDA's Wildlife Services program. The NWRC is charged with developing methods to resolve conflicts between humans and wildlife, spanning the areas of agriculture and natural resource protection, invasive species, wildlife...
Behavioral monitoring of big cats involved in 'behind-the-scenes' zoo visitor tours
Contributor(s):: Szokalski, Monika S., Foster, Wendy K., Litchfield, Carla A.
A comparison of body size, coat condition and endoparasite diversity of wild Barbary macaques exposed to different levels of tourism
Contributor(s):: Borg, C., Majolo, B., Qarro, M., Semple, S.
Primate tourism is a rapidly growing industry with the potential to provide considerable conservation benefits. However, assessing the impact of tourists on the animals involved is vital to ensure that the conservation value of primate tourism is maximized. In this study, we compared body size,...
Residents' and Tourists' Knowledge of Sea Lions in the Galapagos
Contributor(s):: Lorden, R., Sambrook, R., Mitchell, R. W.
This study examined knowledge of sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) for both residents and tourists on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, a famous nature tourism destination. Participants (N = 281) obtained through convenience and snowball sampling answered questionnaires about their knowledge...
What good is a bear to society?
Contributor(s):: Harding, L.
Arising out of fieldwork in the Canadian Rockies, this paper analyzes the role of bears in the conservation culture of Canadian national parks. Why is the presence of this large predator tolerated and even celebrated by some? And why do others fear and even despise this animal, whom they see as a...
Jul 25 2014
Zoonoses Conference 2014
"Buddhist compassion" and "animal abuse" in Thailand's Tiger Temple
Contributor(s):: Cohen, E.
Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: a moral dilemma with a tail
Contributor(s):: Topolski, R., Weaver, J. N., Martin, Z., McCoy, J.