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  1. Ethnographic Observations on the Role of Domestic Dogs in the Lowland Tropics of Belize with Emphasis on Crop Protection and Subsistence Hunting

    Contributor(s):: Pacheco-Cobos, Luis, Winterhalder, Bruce

  2. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  3. Survey of Attitudes Toward, Conflicts With and Management Of Wolves and Bears in Rural Villages in Armenia

    Contributor(s):: Serda Ozbenian

    Many studies aimed at assessing human attitudes towards and negative interactions  (conflicts) with carnivores, such as wolves (Canis lupus) and bears (Ursus arctos), have  been conducted throughout the world. Although villagers in Armenia have reported  conflicts with these...

  4. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris) in central India

    | Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  5. Characteristics and distribution of livestock losses caused by wild carnivores in Maasai Steppe of northern Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Mponzi, Batistino P., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Kissui, Bernard M.

  6. Social Conflict and Human-Coyote Interactions in Suburban Denver

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    | Contributor(s):: Draheim, Megan M.

    In 2009, Greenwood Village and Centennial, Colorado (two bordering suburban towns south of Denver), passed coyote management plans in response to community concerns over human-coyote interactions. Although both plans are similar in many respects, they differ in some key ways, including...

  7. Dogs, cats and horses in the Scottish medieval town

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Catherine

  8. Genies of the Opacity of Human-Animal Relationships in Kakande, Guinea

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent Leblan, Blandine Bricka

    This article investigates what it means for some inhabitants of northwestern Guinea to relate to the realm of 'nature' and, more specifically, to animals that are categorized as 'wild' by Westerners. The materials analysed in this article include villagers' narratives about...

  9. Horses of Different Colors: The Plains Indians in Stories for Children

    | Contributor(s):: Stott, J. C.

  10. Participatory methods for the assessment of the ownership status of free-roaming dogs in Bali, Indonesia, for disease control and animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Morters, M. K., Bharadwaj, S., Whay, H. R., Cleaveland, S., Damriyasa, I. M., Wood, J. L. N.

    The existence of unowned, free-roaming dogs capable of maintaining adequate body condition without direct human oversight has serious implications for disease control and animal welfare, including reducing effective vaccination coverage against rabies through limiting access for vaccination, and...

  11. Human-dog interactions and behavioural responses of village dogs in coastal villages in Michoacan, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Eilers, K. H. A. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Ortolani, A., Ortega-Pacheco, A., Boer, I. J. M. de

    In Mexican villages, most households keep dogs that roam freely. Therefore, socialisation of village dogs occurs in a different context than that of companion dogs in developed countries. The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess village dogs' behavioural responses towards familiar and...

  12. The human-animal interface of domestic livestock management and production and its relationship to brucellosis in the country of Georgia 2010: a rapid assessment analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Havas, K. A., Ramishvili, M., Navdarashvili, A., Imnadze, P., Salman, M.

  13. Perceptions of village dogs by villagers and tourists in the coastal region of rural Oaxaca, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Ruiz-Izaguirre, E., Eilers, C. H. A. M.

    The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of the village dog-keeping system, and of perceptions of dog-related problems by villagers and tourists, in the coastal region of Oaxaca, Mexico. We conducted a survey of the inhabitants of three villages (Mazunte, Puerto Angel, and...

  14. Ethiopian village dogs: behavioural responses to a stranger's approach

    | Contributor(s):: Ortolani, A., Vernooij, H., Coppinger, R.

    We studied the behavioural ecological characteristics of free-roaming dogs (Canis familiaris) in four Ethiopian villages via observational surveys. The Ethiopian village dogs surveyed in this study have similar characteristics to other free-roaming dog populations in the world: (1) they are...

  15. The community vs. the market and the state: forest use in Uttarakhand in the Indian Himalayas

    | Contributor(s):: Arun, Agrawal

    It has generally been presumed that local populations, if they act in their self-interest, seldom conserve or protect natural resources without external intervention or privatization. Using the example of forest management by villagers in the Indian Himalayas, this paper argues that rural...