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  1. Our Wild Companions: Domestic cats in the Anthropocene

    Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L., Cecchetti, M., McDonald, R. A.

  2. The role of ecosystems in mitigation and management of Covid-19 and other zoonoses

    Contributor(s):: Everard, M., Johnston, P., Santillo, D., Staddon, C.

  3. A Comparison of Three Holistic Approaches to Health: One Health, EcoHealth, and Planetary Health

    Contributor(s):: Henrik Lerner, Charlotte Berg

    Several holistic and interdisciplinary approaches exist to safeguard health. Three of the most influential concepts at the moment, One Health, EcoHealth, and Planetary Health, are analyzed in this paper, revealing similarities and differences at the theoretical conceptual level. These approaches...

  4. A World Without Elephants: Brad Spanbauer at TEDxOshkosh

    Contributor(s):: Brad Spanbauer

    In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...

  5. Fishing for a Sustainable Future

    Contributor(s):: Stoll, Mary Lyn

  6. Hunting: A Necessary Evil to Benefit the Greater Good

    Contributor(s):: Timothy Patrick Mccann

    Before I begin, I’d like to be very clear. I am not a hunter. I have never hunted, either for sport, for food, or for survival, and I do not plan to do so in the future. I am in no way an animal rights activist either, but I personally struggle with the idea of killing an innocent...

  7. Rating harms to wildlife: a survey showing convergence between conservation and animal welfare views

    Contributor(s):: Dubois, S., Fraser, D.

  8. Moral convictions and culling animals: a survey in the Netherlands

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, N. E., Brom, F. W. A., Stassen, E. N.

    In this paper the results are presented of a national survey in the Netherlands. The aim was to identify and describe the convictions about animals that people have in Dutch society and the role of these in judgments on the culling of healthy animals during an animal disease epidemic. A total of...

  9. Sterilization as an alternative deer control technique: a review

    Contributor(s):: Boulanger, J. R., Curtis, P. D., Cooch, E. G., DeNicola, A. J.

  10. The Wildlife Society responds to CNN report on feral horses

    Contributor(s):: Bies, L., Hutchins, M., Ryder, T. J.

  11. From "one medicine" to "one health" and systemic approaches to health and well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Waltner-Toews, D., Tanner, M.

    Faced with complex patterns of global change, the inextricable interconnection of humans, pet animals, livestock and wildlife and their social and ecological environment is evident and requires integrated approaches to human and animal health and their respective social and environmental...

  12. Naturalness and conservation in France

    | Contributor(s):: Schnitzler, A., Genot, J. C., Wintz, M., Hale, B. W.

    This article discusses the ecological and cultural criteria underlying the management practices for protected areas in France. It examines the evolution of French conservation from its roots in the 19th century, when it focused on the protection of scenic landscapes, to current times when the...

  13. The influence of acidosis and live yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae ) supplementation on time-budget and feeding behaviour of dairy goats receiving two diets of differing concentrate proportion

    | Contributor(s):: Desnoyers, M., Giger-Reverdin, S., Sauvant, D., Bertin, G., Duvaux-Ponter, C.

    Increasing the percentage of concentrate in the diet can influence feeding behaviour of ruminants. It can also lead to subacute rumen acidosis and the addition of yeast to the rumen ecosystem might influence fermentation and subsequently help the ecosystem deal with the consequences of high...

  14. Four types of activities that affect animals: implications for animal welfare science and animal ethics philosophy

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D., MacRae, A. M.

    People affect animals through four broad types of activity: (1) people keep companion, farm, laboratory and captive wild animals, often while using them for some purpose; (2) people cause deliberate harm to animals through activities such as slaughter, pest control, hunting, and toxicology...

  15. Basic principles of agroecology and sustainable agriculture

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, V. G., Kevan, P. G.

    The basic principles of ecology are explained and related to agriculture. The fundamental processes and components in ecosystems are: maintenance processes, interactive biotic process, succession and the importance of soil communities. Agriculture as applied ecology, the departures of agriculture...

  16. The effects of immunocontraception on harem fidelity in a feral horse ( Equus caballus ) population

    | Contributor(s):: Madosky, J. M., Rubenstein, D. I., Howard, J. J., Stuska, S.

    Feral horses on Shackleford Banks Island, North Carolina, are managed by the National Park Service in order to reduce their impact on the fragile barrier island ecosystem. Management techniques include removal of young horses and immunocontraception of many of the mares using Porcine Zona...

  17. Charismatic krill? Size and conservation in the ocean

    | Contributor(s):: Leane, E., Nicol, S.

    The open ocean is an alien place for human beings and for most of history it has been studied using very indirect means. A great deal of what we know about animals that live on land, from ants to elephants, is based on centuries of direct natural history observations of animals alive and in situ....

  18. The impact of anthropogenic factors on the behavior, reproduction, management and welfare of urban, free-roaming cat populations

    | Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Hatna, E., Terkel, J.

    Free-roaming domestic cats constitute an integral part of many urban ecosystems worldwide; their presence results from undisturbed natural reproduction, abandonment by pet owners, and abundant food resources. These cats present controversial and emotional issues regarding management of their high...

  19. Enriching the lives of zoo animals, and their welfare: where research can be fundamental

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, M. H.

  20. 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...