The Effects of a Summer Camp Program in China on Children's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Animals: A Model for Conservation Education
Contributor(s):: Sarah M. Bexell, Olga S. Jarrett, Xu Ping
This summative evaluation, conducted in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, studied whether participation in a conservation education camp positively changed 8–12-year-old children’s (a) knowledge of how to protect animals, (b) care about animals, (c) propensity for environmental and...
Alternative Methods of Controlling Wildlife Populations
Contributor(s):: Lindsay Aspin, Chantel McDowell, Rebecca Rocha, Julie M. Fagan
Every year New Jersey sets aside several days for a state-sponsored black bear hunt. We feel that this hunt is unnecessary, and that proper human behaviors will change black bear behavior, and ultimately decrease human-bear interactions. This way, humans are at peace, and bears are at peace, and...
Predicting the survival of woodland species in human-altered landscapes
Contributor(s):: Kringen M. Henein
Rapid, large-scale anthropogenic landscape change increasingly challenges native species. The identification of factors affecting species persistence is needed to direct planning and land management.I designed an individual-based simulation model to examine the relationship among 3...
Understanding humane expectations : public and expert attitudes towards human-wildlife interactions
Contributor(s):: Sara Dawn Dubois
The field of wildlife management has been on a collision course with societal values regarding animal use for some time. Although wildlife populations are still managed largely under the “North American model of wildlife conservation” to accommodate consumptive uses, many people,...
Wild animals and other pets kept in Costa Rican households: Incidence, species and numbers
Contributor(s):: Drews, C.