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  1. Free Mate Choice Enhances Conservation Breeding in the Endangered Giant Panda

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    | Contributor(s):: Meghan S. Martin-Wintle, David Shepherdson, Guiquan Zhang, Hemin Zhang, Desheng Li, Xiaoping Zhou, Rengui Li, Ronald R. Swaisgood

    Conservation breeding programmes have become an increasingly important tool to save endangered species, yet despite the allocation of significant resources, efforts to create self-sustaining populations have met with limited success. The iconic giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) embodies the...

  2. Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Hildebrandt

    What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left....

  3. Should the Endangered Status of the Giant Panda Really Be Reduced? The Case of Giant Panda Conservation in Sichuan, China

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    | Contributor(s):: Ben Ma, Shuo Lei, Qin Qing, Yali Wen

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reduced the threat status of the giant panda from “endangered” to “vulnerable” in September 2016. In this study, we analyzed current practices for giant panda conservation at regional and local environmental...

  4. Landuse practices interface:Human-Wildlife conflict in Lupande game management area

    | Contributor(s):: Peter Ngoma

    Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) has become a serious threat to the survival of many endangered species in the world. The sighted examples from different countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Namibia, China and Peru demonstrate the severity of the conflict and suggest that greater in depth...

  5. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...

  6. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children’s developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: 1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? 2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and 3) Does a developmental...

  7. Endangered animals in wildlife tourism : A study of young female traveller attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Jussila

    This thesis is built around the discussion of wildlife welfare and animal ethics in a tourism setting. Although not being properly explored by academics, the topic of ethical wildlife use in tourism has been increasingly raised in social media. Websites such as www.tourismconcern.org.uk and...

  8. An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Nafisa Sarwath

    In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities. Despite the alarming rate of species endangerment and subsequent loss, efforts to reduce species loss...

  9. A Perspective on Zoos: Andreas Kaufmann at TEDxVilnius

    | Contributor(s):: Andreas Kaufmann

    Andreas has loved animals and nature since his early childhood, which he spent near the lowland forests, surrounded by farm animals and pets.But the zoos… he did not like them. So what turned him into taking a job… at a zoo?Andreas has been actively involved with wild animals,...

  10. Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.

    This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental...

  11. Endangered plants and animals of Oregon: IV Mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Carl E. Bond, Robert M. Storm, David B. Marshall, James Howard Olterman, B.J. Verts

    The problem of endangered species is effectively stated in Public Law 89-669 which finds that "one of the unfortunate consequences of growth and development in the United States has been the extermination of some native species of fish and wildlife; that serious...

  12. Human-eagle interactions on the lower Columbia River

    | Contributor(s):: Kevin McGarigal

    During the past decade (1978-87), breeding success and productivity of bald eagles on the lower Columbia River (LCR) has been far below state and regional averages and well below levels required for delisting under the Endangered Species Act by the Pacific States Bald Eagle...

  13. Evaluating the Endangered Species Act: Trends in Mega-Petitions, Judicial Review, and Budget Constraints Reveal a Costly Dilemma for Species Conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Candee Wilde

    The year 2013 called for a celebration in recognition of the fortieth anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA or Act). In 1973, President Nixon signed the ESA into effect, acknowledging the growing concern that natural resources in the United States were...

  14. A Day with Crows-Rarity, Nativity and the Violent-Care of Conservation

    | Contributor(s):: Thom van Dooren

    This article explores the intermingled violence and care of endangered species conservation. The structure of the paper takes the form of a narrative account of a day spent at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawai‘i, observing staff taking care of a captive population of critically...

  15. The Endangered Species Act: Should it Affect Indian Hunting and Fishing Rights?

    | Contributor(s):: R.l. Stoney Burk

    Problems with the regulation of wildlife, as in other areas of public land management, have often been ignored until they became a crisis. Only in the past two decades has there been any significant attempt on the federal level to protect and manage wildlife. One of the most significant and,...

  16. Endangered Species Conservation: What Should We Expect of Federal Agencies?

    | Contributor(s):: Robert L. Fischman

    Twenty years after the landmark 1973 endangered species legislation, the public still does not have a clear sense of what it can expect from federal agencies. To be sure, certain duties are clearly prescribed. The citizen suitprovision of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has helped...

  17. Stay the Hand: New Directions for the Endangered Species Act

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas France, Jack Tuholske

    The 1973 passage of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) stands as a landmark event in the evolution of wildlife law in the United States. While earlier statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act required the...

  18. Recovery, Conservation, and Survival under the Endangered Species Act: Recovering Species, Conserving Resources, and Saving the Law

    | Contributor(s):: Jason M. Patlis

    Protecting and recovering endangered and threatened species is bad business. It is a short-term, high-risk, and high-cost proposition-not exactly a formula for success. It is also an unpopular business. Resource users cringe at the prospect of the burdensome regulations and...

  19. The Endangered Species Act: A New Avenue for Climate Change Litigation

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jane Morath

    Polar bears grace the cover of numerous wildlife calendars and magazines; they generate crowds at zoos and aquariums; they are popular stuffed animals; they even appear in soft drink commercials. Despite their fame, a time could come when polar bears no longer roam the Arctic. The...

  20. Endangered Species in the Oil Patch: Challenges and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Eckstein, Jesse Snyder

    Tension among competing interests is nothing new in environmental law. Even among the most tenacious adversaries, the ability to find common ground can serve as an impetus to further the aims of both industry and environmental proponents. Broadly speaking, advocates of the oil...