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Human-Wildlife Conflict Across Urbanization Gradients: Spatial, Social, and Ecological Factors
Contributor(s):: Amanda H. Gilleland
As suburban and exurban residential developments continue to multiply in urban areas, they encroach on wildlife habitats leading to increased human-wildlife interactions. The animals involved in direct conflict with homeowners are often relocated or exterminated by the homeowners. Often the...
Human Activity Differentially Redistributes Large Mammals in the Canadian Rockies National Parks
Contributor(s):: James Kimo Rogala, Mark Hebblewhite, Jesse Whittington, Cliff A. White, Jenny Coleshill, Marco Musiani
National parks are important for conservation of species such as wolves (Canis lupus) and elk (Cervus canadensis). However, topography, vegetation conditions, and anthropogenic infrastructure within parks may limit available habitat. Human activity on trails and roads may lead to indirect habitat...
Countering Brutality to Wildlife, Relationism and Ethics: Conservation, Welfare and the 'Ecoversity'
Contributor(s):: Steve Garlick, Julie Matthews, Jennifer Carter
Wildlife objectification and cruelty are everyday aspects of Australian society that eschew values of human kindness, empathy, and an understanding of the uniqueness and importance of non-human life in the natural world. Fostered by institutional failure, greed and selfishness, and the worst...