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  1. Impact of wildlife on food crops and approaches to reducing human wildlife conflict in the protected landscapes of Eastern Nepal

    Contributor(s):: Dahal, N. K., Harada, K., Adhikari, S., Sapkota, R. P., Kandel, S.

  2. Zoonoses: a potential obstacle to the growing wildlife industry of Namibia

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    | Contributor(s):: Kudakwashe Magwedere, Maria Y. Hemberger, Louw C. Hoffman, Francis Dziva

    Zoonoses, which account for approximately 75% of emerging human infectious diseases worldwide, pose a re-emerging threat to public health. With an ever-increasing interrelationship between humans, livestock and wildlife species, the threat to human health will rise to unprecedented levels....

  3. The Changing Wildlife Tableau of Hunting Magazine Covers

    | Contributor(s):: Essen, Erica von

  4. Wildlife Photos on Social Media: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Conservation Organisations’ Instagram Images

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    | Contributor(s):: Shaw, Meghan N., Borrie, William T., McLeod, Emily M., Miller, Kelly K.

    Wildlife populations are vanishing at alarmingly high rates. This issue is being addressed by organisations around the world and when utilizing social media sites like Instagram, images are potentially more powerful than words at conveying crucial conservation messages and garnering public...

  5. Introducing a Controlled Outdoor Environment Impacts Positively in Cat Welfare and Owner Concerns: The Use of a New Feline Welfare Assessment Tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Luciana Santos de Assis, Daniel Simon Mills

    There is much debate over the pros and cons of allowing cats to roam freely as opposed to keeping them confined indoors. We surveyed owners who implemented a commercial physical containment system to the outdoors to evaluate their characteristics and the apparent impact of this systemon cat...

  6. Corrigendum: Wildlife Ungulate Rescue and Emergency Services in the Pisa Area (Tuscany, Italy): Evaluation of a 9-Years Period (2010–2018)

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Irene Pacini, Francesca Bonelli, Angela Briganti, Simonetta Citi, Stefania Perrucci, Roberto Amerigo Papini, Micaela Sgorbini

  7. Zootherapy as a potential pathway for zoonotic spillover: a mixed-methods study of the use of animal products in medicinal and cultural practices in Nigeria

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    | Contributor(s):: Friant, S., Bonwitt, J., Ayambem, W. A., Ifebueme, N. M., Alobi, A. O., Otukpa, O. M., Bennett, A. J., Shea, C., Rothman, J. M., Goldberg, T. L., Jacka, J. K.

    BACKGROUND: Understanding how and why people interact with animals is important for the prevention and control of zoonoses. To date, studies have primarily focused on the most visible forms of human-animal contact (e.g., hunting and consumption), thereby blinding One Health researchers and...

  8. Coping with human-cat interactions beyond the limits of domesticity: moral pluralism in the management of cats and wildlife

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    | Contributor(s):: Wandesforde-Smith, G., Levy, J. K., Lynn, W., Rand, J., Riley, S., Schaffner, J. E., Wolf, P. J.

    Although human interactions with cats are often even typically analyzed in the context of domesticity, with a focus on what sorts of interactions might make both people and cats "happy at home," a large number of cats in the world live, for one reason or another, beyond the bounds of...

  9. Human–Wildlife Interactions with Different Species in a Brazilian Park: A Naturalistic Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Valença, Tatiane, Resende, Briseida, Savalli, Carine

  10. Cross-species transmission potential between wild pigs, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans: implications for disease risk management in North America

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    | Contributor(s):: Ryan S. Miller, Steven J. Sweeney, Chris Slootmaker, Daniel A. Grear, Paul A. Di Salvo, Deborah Kiser, Stephanie A. Shwif

    Cross-species disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals and humans is an increasing threat to public and veterinary health. Wild pigs are increasingly a potential veterinary and public health threat. Here we investigate 84 pathogens and the host species most at risk for...

  11. Into the Animal Mind: Perceptions of Emotive and Cognitive Traits in Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Callahan, Megan M., Satterfield, Terre, Zhao, Jiaying

    As incidences of human–wildlife interaction escalate, it is useful to increase understanding of the perceptions that might underpin these interactions or explain human behavior so associated. This study sought to identify public perceptions of the animal mind across wildlife species and to...

  12. Unforeseen consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: Increased frequency of kite-string injuries in magnificent frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens) in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Goldberg, D. W., Vanstreels, R. E. T., Alcala, M. M., Hurtado, R., Mantovani, P. F., Cunha, L. S. T., Serafini, P. P., Barbosa, A. F.

  13. Ballot Measures and Subversion of Direct Democracy: Initiatives to Outlaw Aerial Wolf Killing in Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Simon, Alexander, Clark, Steven C.

  14. Reply to Crawford et al.: Why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Is an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat Management

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    | Contributor(s):: Peter J. Wolf, Jacquie Rand, Helen Swarbrick, Daniel D. Spehar, Jade Norris

    The recently published article, ‘A Case of Letting the Cat out of the Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management,’ by Crawford et al. warrants rebuttal. The case presented in the paper, opposing the initiation of TNR trials in...

  15. Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles Admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities in Iowa, 2004–2014

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Yaw, Kay Neumann, Linette Bernard, Jodeane Cancilla, Terese Evans, Adam Martin-Schwarze, Bianca Zaffarano

    Eleven years (2004–2014) of bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus data from four independent, state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators in Iowa were assessed for the prevalence of elevated lead levels in blood or tissue samples. The relationship between blood lead...

  16. A Global Review of Animal–Visitor Interactions in Modern Zoos and Aquariums and Their Implications for Wild Animal Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Neil D’Cruze, Sophie Khan, Gemma Carder, David Megson, Emma Coulthard, John Norrey, Georgina Groves

    We provide an initial insight into the occurrence and characteristics of animal-visitor interactions (AVIs) involving captive wild animals within zoos and aquaria. Using information provided online via official public websites of modern zoos and aquaria, we found that AVIs were provided by the...

  17. Human-Animal Interactions: Expressions of Wellbeing through a "Nature Language"

    | Contributor(s):: Yerbury, R. M., Lukey, S. J.

  18. Illegal Wildlife Hunting and Trade in Southern Belize: An Assessment of Impacts and Drivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Blakely Rice

    The use of wildlife as a resource is a common practice in all countries around the world, however, illegal activities are contributing to various environmental and social altercations amongst the involved communities and individuals, both directly and indirectly. This has led to the generalized...

  19. The Ethics of Wildlife Control in Humanized Landscapes

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    | Contributor(s):: John Hadidian, Camilla H Fox, William S Lynn

    The 21st century is witness to an unprecedented and rapid growth of human settlements, from urban centers to wilderness vacation resorts. Concurrent with this has been the growing tolerance and acceptance of many wild animals and humans for one another. This has created an expanding...

  20. “He’s so Fluffy I’m Gonna Die!” Cute Responses by Hikers to Autonomous Animals on the Appalachian Trail

    | Contributor(s):: Marx, Kate

    The Appalachian Trail is a more than 2,000-mile-long wilderness trail in the Eastern United States. Every year, aspiring long-distance hikers travel from across the US and abroad, intending to hike the entire length of the trail, which takes around 6 months to complete. Numerous species of...