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  1. Local attitudes toward Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) conservation in the Russian Far East

    Contributor(s):: Mukhacheva, A. S., Bragina, E. V., Miquelle, D. G., Kretser, H. E., Derugina, V. V.

    Public support is a necessary component of large carnivore conservation. We analysed public opinion on Amur tigers, Panthera tigris altaica, in Russia's Far East, the northernmost stronghold of the world's rarest big cat. We surveyed 1035 people in 5 settlements at increasing distances to tiger...

  2. The earliest domestic cat on the Silk Road

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    | Contributor(s):: Haruda, A. F., Miller, A. R. V., Paijmans, J. L. A., Barlow, A., Tazhekeyev, A., Bilalov, S., Hesse, Y., Preick, M., King, T., Thomas, R., Harke, H., Arzhantseva, I.

    We present the earliest evidence for domestic cat (Felis catus L., 1758) from Kazakhstan, found as a well preserved skeleton with extensive osteological pathologies dating to 775–940 cal CE from the early medieval city of Dzhankent, Kazakhstan. This urban settlement was...

  3. Bites dog people: general characteristics

    | Contributor(s):: Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova

    The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...

  4. The ticking clock: addressing farm animal welfare in emerging countries

    | Contributor(s):: Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Hotzel, M. J.

    Over the last decade many emerging economies, and in particular Brazil, have established themselves as major players in global food animal production. Within these countries much of the increase in food animal production has been achieved by the adoption of intensive housing systems similar to...

  5. An institutionalized human-animal relationship and the aftermath: the reproductive process of horse-bands and husbandry in Northern Yakutia, Siberia

    | Contributor(s):: Takakura, H.

    Horse breeding is well-known to be one of the traditional means of subsistence for the Sakha (Yakut) of Siberia. Existing research, however, lacks clear descriptions of the reproductive process of the horse-bands and the role which herders play in that process. The objective of this paper is to...

  6. River crossings as principal points of human/reindeer relationship in Eurasia

    | Contributor(s):: Baskin, L. M.

    Since prehistoric time, indigenous peoples throughout Eurasia have hunted reindeer from boats when the animals were swimming across rivers. A number of landscape peculiarities and reindeer behavior features determine the phenomena of mass reindeer river crossings at a few points. Hunting at river...