Collagen and carbonate isotope data of fauna from pre-Columbian Panama
Contributor(s):: Sugiyama, N., France, C. A. M., Cooke, R. G., Martínez-Polanco, M. F.
"Before, he fought every day with the horse and with me": reducing violence in a Guatemalan community through a horse-handling program
| Contributor(s):: J.L. Gibbons, C.A. Cunningham, L. Paiz, K.E. Poelker, M.A. Montufar Cardenas
Community and family violence are endemic in Guatemala. We evaluated the effectiveness of a horse-handling program to reduce violent attitudes and aggressive behavior. Eighteen community members who worked with horses in their daily lives (16 men, 2 women, ages 15 to 58) participated in four...
La estela de Tabi: un monumento a la cacería
| Contributor(s):: Voss, Alexander W.
The deer among the ancient P'urhpecha of Michoacan, Mexico: war, hunting and sacrifice
| Contributor(s):: Faugère, Brigitte
Morfología de la dentición en especies animales como modelo de la mutilación dentaria prehispánica. Observaciones en la región de la Huaxteca, México
| Contributor(s):: Montiel Mendoza, Mireya
Hunting restraint by Creoles at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, Belize: a preliminary survey
| Contributor(s):: Jones, C. B., Young, J.
This study surveyed 33 male hunters between the ages of 17 and 54 years at the Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS), Belize, to evaluate attitudes and behaviours in relation to hunting black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra). The study defined hunting restraint as a learned predisposition not to hunt 1...
Possible costs of radio-tracking a young adult female mantled howler monkey ( Alouatta palliata ) in deciduous habitat of Costa Rican tropical dry forest
| Contributor(s):: Hilpert, A. L., Jones, C. B.
Field experiments are required to determine the causes of the patterns identified in this report and their potential threats to the internal validity of field studies on mantled howlers. The literature on biotelemetry suggests that radio collars are likely to have deleterious effects on animals...
Centering animals in Latin American history: writing animals into Latin American history
| Contributor(s):: Few, Martha, Tortorici, Zeb
Centering animals in Latin American history
Shrimp Aquaculture and Aguadulce: A Broken Partnership
| Contributor(s):: Sylvia M. Bolanos, Richard Weisskoff (adviser)
A socio-economic impact study was conducted in Aguadulce, Panama to analyze the viability of the shrimp aquaculture industry. Two visits in 2004 and 2010 document the changes the industry underwent through the use of a survey and interviews of knowledgeable informants. Interviews were conducted...
Species Diversity and Distribution of Fish in Lake Nicaragua
| Contributor(s):: Kurt W. Koenig, Richard J. Beatty, Sergio Martinez C.
The results of a preliminary study of the abundance, diversity and distribution of some of the fish species in Lake Nicaragua are presented here. These parameters have received little attention from investigators working on the lake.A frequently used measure of species diversity is the...
A note on the effects of calf stimuli on the response of Zebu cows to Synchro-mate-B
| Contributor(s):: Quesada, Y., Estrada, S., Cubero, M., Garcia, F., Galina, C. S., Molina, R., Orihuela, A.
The effect of Synchro-mate-B (SMB, ear implant containing 6 mg norgestomet) was measured on the oestrous response and the establishment of cyclicity using different calf stimuli. Multiparous Zebu cows, were divided in three groups. In the first, 32 animals were treated with SMB leaving the calves...
Hamburgers and the rain forest - a review of issues and evidence
| Contributor(s):: Bonti-Ankomah, S., Fox, G.
This paper examines the relationship between North American beef consumption and deforestation in South and Central America. Some writers have argued that consumption of hamburgers in North America, particularly hamburgers consumed in fast food restaurants, contributes to the depletion of the...
An archaeological and historical review of the relationships between felids and people
| Contributor(s):: Faure, E., Kitchener, A. C.
A review of the archaeological and historical records reveals several lines of evidence that people have had close relationships with felids. Almost 40% of felid species have been tamed on all continents, excluding Europe and Oceania, but only one species was domesticated. However, taming...
Attitudes, knowledge and wild animals as pets in Costa Rica
| Contributor(s):: Drews, C.
A nationwide survey in Costa Rica, using Kellert's conceptual framework, revealed at least five attitude dimensions toward animals. Overall, Costa Rican adults have a strong sentimental attitude toward animals, an expression of feelings of affection toward animals. In contrast, the materialistic...