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...
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...
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...
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...
Wildlife markets in South China
| Contributor(s):: Chow, Alex T., Cheung, Szeman, Yip, Peter K.
Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management
| Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.
Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...
A "how-to" guide for designing judgment bias studies to assess captive animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Bethell, E. J.
Robust methods to assess nonhuman animal emotion are essential for ensuring good welfare in captivity. Cognitive bias measures such as the judgment bias task have recently emerged as promising tools to assess animal emotion. The simple design and objective response measures make judgment bias...
Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole
| Contributor(s):: Megan Parker
Megan Parker talks about training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species at a 2015 TEDx event in Jackson Hole.Megan is a pioneer in training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species. She has been involved in dog training, obedience, and...
The African Elephant and The United States' Effect on The Survival of The Species
| Contributor(s):: Laurel Mcneill
Initially, this paper will explore the major conditions affecting African elephant populations, the deleterious relationship between these animals and humans, and what is necessary to strike a balance for successful coexistence. The focus will then move towards an examination of the federal...
Role of private owners in the conservation of exotic species
| Contributor(s):: Jessica L. Beetz
This study examines the private ownership of exotic species, a topic very relevant to conservation that has long been ignored in the public sphere of policy and discussion. The private ownership of exotic species is a multifaceted issue that affects not only conservation, but also the domestic...
Factors influencing stereotypic behaviours of animals rescued from Asian animal markets: a slow loris case study
| Contributor(s):: Moore, R. S., Cabana, F., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Illegal wildlife trade has devastating effects on wild populations in Southeast Asia, made evident from the rising numbers of threatened species found in rescue centres. The prevalence of slow lorises ( Nycticebus spp.) in trade allows for the first time, a study of the response of wild-caught...
| 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.
Impact of zoo visitors on the fecal cortisol levels and behavior of an endangered species: Indian blackbuck ( Antelope cervicapra L.)
| Contributor(s):: Thangavel, Rajagopal, Govindaraju, Archunan, Mahadevan, Sekar
This study investigated behavioral activities (resting, moving, aggressive, social, and reproductive behavior) and fecal cortisol levels in 8 individually identified adult male blackbucks during periods of varying levels of zoo visitors (zero, low, high, and extremely high zoo visitor density)....
Our Duties to Endangered Species
| Contributor(s):: Holmes Rolston III
Few persons doubt that we have obligations concerning endangered species, because persons are helped or hurt by the condition of their environment, which includes a wealth of wild species, currently under alarming threat of extinction. Whether humans have duties directly to endangered species is...
Encounters on the frontier: Banteng in Australia's Northern Territory
| Contributor(s):: deKoninck, V.
This paper considers the case of an introduced species that resides in what is now a jointly managed national park in the north of tropical Australia. Banteng ( Bos javanicus) are a peculiar feral nonhuman animal in that they constitute a potential environmental threat within the domestic...
Seasonal pattern of salivary cortisol secretion in the greater one-horned rhino ( Rhinoceros unicornis)
| Contributor(s):: Menargues, A., Urios, V., Liminana, R.
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...
Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives
| Contributor(s):: Herrmann, T. M., Schuttler, E., Benavides, P., Galvez, N., Sohn, L., Palomo, N.
Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence
| Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner
Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...