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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Jinxed lynx?

    | Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M.

    In this guest editiorial, the author comments on the ethics of reintroducing endangered species based on a recent programme to release Canadian wild lynx in Colorado.

  5. Jinxed lynx?

    | Contributor(s):: Bekoff, M.

  6. Behavior as a tool for welfare improvement and conservation management in the endangered lizard ( Gallotia bravoana )

    | Contributor(s):: Mesa-Avila, G., Molina-Borja, M.

    The study assessed the behavior of Gallotia bravoana (La Gomera, Canary Islands, one of the world's most threatened reptiles) to facilitate management decisions and improve welfare during initial stages of a species' recovery plan. The study analyzed - and remote-controlled video cameras filmed -...

  7. Behavioral and hormonal consequences of transporting giant pandas from China to the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Snyder, R. J., Perdue, B. M., Powell, D. M., Forthman, D. L., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.

    Zoological institutions strive to ensure the welfare of nonhuman animals in captivity. Part of this effort involves reducing the level of distress experienced by an animal to the greatest extent possible. However, some necessary zoo management practices such as transportation induce stress...

  8. The neoteny barrier: seeking respect for the non-cute

    | Contributor(s):: Estren, M. J.

    A foundational human attraction to mammalian neoteny may be crucial for preservation of our own species, but it can be counterproductive in relationships between humans and other animals. The deeply rooted human psychological attraction to and preference for anthropomorphically viewed neotenic...

  9. Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives

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    | Contributor(s):: Herrmann, T. M., Schuttler, E., Benavides, P., Galvez, N., Sohn, L., Palomo, N.

  10. The welfare and suitability of parrots as companion animals: a review

    | Contributor(s):: Engebretson, M.

  11. Latitudinal variation in diet and patterns of human interaction in the marine otter

    | Contributor(s):: Mangel, J. C., Whitty, T., Medina-Vogel, G., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Caceres, C., Godley, B. J.

    The marine otter (Lontra felina) inhabits patches of rocky coastline from central Peru to southern Chile and is classified as Endangered by the IUCN. Given the limited information available about the species, we set out to assess marine otter diet with a view to detecting latitudinal differences,...

  12. Moving beyond strawmen and artificial dichotomies: adaptive management when an endangered species uses an invasive one

    | Contributor(s):: Simberloff, D.

    Evans et al. (Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 2008) have attempted to enmesh me in their dispute with the Florida Bureau of Invasive Plant Management about a specific system, Kings Bay/Crystal River. In so doing, they repeatedly mischaracterize my positions in order to depict,...

  13. Human behavior influences infectious disease emergence at the human-animal interface

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, K. A., McNutt, J. W.

    Although human behavior is frequently cited as a factor influencing the emergence of disease at the human-animal interface, few empirical studies have demonstrated this relationship. We compare humans and their domestic animals living in close proximity to populations of the endangered African...

  14. Human-wildlife conflicts influence attitudes but not necessarily behaviors: factors driving the poaching of bears in China

    | Contributor(s):: Liu, Fang, McShea, W. J., Garshelis, D. L., Zhu, XiaoJian, Wang, DaJun, Shao, LiangKun

  15. Straw collecting behaviour by pacas ( Agouti paca ) in captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Sabatini, V., Costa, M. J. R. P. da

    Agouti paca is both considered as a species vulnerable to extinction and recognised with the potential for domestication. In spite of this, its behaviour is poorly documented and captive breeding is mainly based on trial and error. The aim of the present research was to analyse whether different...

  16. A preliminary study into the effectiveness of stroboscopic light as an aversive stimulus for fish

    | Contributor(s):: Mesquita, F. de O., Godinho, H. P., Azevedo, P. G. de, Young, R. J.

    To reduce fish mortality in nature it is often necessary to expel individuals from areas modified by humans (e.g., dams) where they could be injured or killed. We tested the effectiveness of stroboscopic light as an aversive stimulus for zebrafish (Danio rerio) in captivity. We used six groups of...

  17. Behavioural evidence of hybridization (Japanese x European) in domestic quail released as game birds

    | Contributor(s):: Deregnaucourt, S., Guyomarc'h, J. C., Spano, S.

    The European quail is a partial migrant bird considered 'vulnerable' by the European community. The decline of this subspecies has spurred an annual release of large numbers of domestic Japanese quail. Prezygotic and postzygotic isolating mechanisms have not been established between these two...

  18. Physical attractiveness of an animal species as a decision factor for its preservation

    | Contributor(s):: Gunnthorsdottir, A.

    This experimental study examines how framing an animal species as endangered affects its perceived attractiveness and how an animal's perceived attractiveness affects support for its conservation. Undergraduate students were shown a flyer from a fictitious environmental organization pleading for...

  19. Faecal glucocorticoid level is not correlated with stereotypic pacing in two captive margays ( Leopardus wiedii )

    | Contributor(s):: Gusset, M.

    The 'coping hypothesis' of stereotypic behaviour - that stereotypies are performed as a means of helping the animal to cope with its environment by reducing stress - was tested using two adult female margays (Leopardus wiedii), an endangered neotropical small cat species. Within-individual and...

  20. Ethics and animal welfare in wild primates

    | Contributor(s):: Oliveira, M. A. B. de

    The concept of 'ethics' is usually applied, among primates, to humans only. This article argues that it should also be applied to non-human primates. Brazil is the 'guardian' of the most rich and diverse - and threatened - fauna of non-human primates in the world. Of 103...