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Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, Panthera leo
Contributor(s):: David W. Macdonald, Kim S. Jacobsen, Dawn Burnham, Paul J. Johnson, Andrew J. Loveridge
The killing of a satellite-tagged male lion by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe in July 2015 provoked an unprecedented media reaction. We analyse the global media response to the trophy hunting of the lion, nicknamed “Cecil”, a study animal in a long-term project run by Oxford...
Wild-But-Not-Too-Wild Animals: Challenging Goldilocks Standards in Rewilding
Contributor(s):: Erica von Essen, Michael P. Allen
Rewilding is positioned as ‘post’-conservation through its emphasis on unleashing the autonomy of natural processes. In this paper, we argue that the autonomy of nature rhetoric in rewilding is challenged by human interventions. Instead of joining critique toward the ‘managed...
Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior towards Sharks and Shark Conservation
Contributor(s):: Jason O'Bryhim
Many species of shark are in danger of overexploitation and could possibly be facing extinction. Sharks have been around for over 400 million years but recent declines that threaten their existence can be traced back to the current consumptive uses brought on by humans. If...
Evaluating Human Threats to Three Canid Species of the Brazilian Cerrado
Contributor(s):: Stacie M. Bickley
The hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus), crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous), and maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), are three canid species that are sympatric in the Brazilian Cerrado. In some areas in central Brazil, more than 80% of the Cerrado ecosystem has been converted into agricultural fields...
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...
International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) 2016. Exploring human-animal interactions: a multidisciplinary approach from behavioral and social sciences, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 July 2016. Proceedings
This work contains abstracts of 61 conference papers on the regulatory, behavioural and welfare aspects of human-animal interactions.
Volunteer tourism : saving the African penguin one volunteer at a time. The case of a seabird rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape, South Africa
Contributor(s):: Carole Olivier
Volunteer tourism, as a form of leisure and/or recreation, is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism globally. It has also become a critical human resource for many organisations in the Western Cape, South Africa who rely on the support of volunteer tourists. A review of the current...
Jan 21 2017
Wildlife Rehabilitators of North Carolina 15th Annual Symposium
Save the Sharks? How Negative Perceptions of Sharks Hinders Conservation
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Reifenberg
Sharks constitute the largest predatory fish in the ocean, with no natural marine predators of their own. Yet one visitor species to the ocean realm does significantly predate on sharks: humans. While the overexploitation of oceanic fish and marine mammals is widely recognized, the drastic...
The Future of Big Cat Conservation: Alexander Braczkowski at TEDxUQ
Contributor(s):: Alexander Braczkowski
Big cats are the cornerstones of human culture, religion and business, and they are ecological agents in the savannas, forests and grasslands they occupy around the world. Throughout Alexander’s research, he has used leopards as a model species as they are found in more places than any...
A World Without Elephants: Brad Spanbauer at TEDxOshkosh
Contributor(s):: Brad Spanbauer
In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...
Wildlife and Human-Impact of the Closer Encounter: Indonesia Case
Contributor(s):: Ani Mardiastuti
Human and wildlife formerly live in a relatively disjunct, non-overlapping environment, in the past several decades. However, various human activities has shrunk the wildlife habitat and made the sylvatic habitat closer to human environment, through human induced disturbances to biodiversity...
Locating human-wildlife interactions: landscape constructions and responses to large carnivore conservation in India and Norway
Contributor(s):: Sunetro Ghosal, Ketil Skogen, Siddhartha Krishnan
People’s reactions to large carnivores take many forms, ranging from support and coexistence to resistance and conflict. While these reactions are the outcome of many different factors, in this paper we specifically explore the link between social constructions of landscapes and divergent...
The Effect of Human Activity on the Welfare of the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Namibia
Contributor(s):: Iris Hagvag Ringstad
The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is vital in several African ecosystems, accentuating the importance of conserving them. However, conservation efforts are constantly complicated due to human population growth. Anthropogenic disturbances has been linked with elevated stress levels in...
Human- Wildlife Conflict - The case of elephant at Mole National Park
Contributor(s):: Zodiac Akenten
Conflicts between wildlife and humans, particularly people who share immediate boundaries with protected areas, are common phenomenon. Declining wildlife resources has been linked to human actions through overexploitation, habitat destruction, and habitat fragmentation among others. Local people...
Nov 29 2016
The Living Planet Report 2016: threats, pressures and addressing the challenges
Oct 15 2016
The Wildlife Society 2016 Annual Conference
The impacts of urbanization on endangered florida key deer
Contributor(s):: Patricia Moody Harveson
Conservation of native wildlife is becoming increasingly difficult due to continued human population growth and expansion. As the human population continues to increase, so does the rate of consumption of our natural resources. As competition for resources between man and wildlife continues, it...
Urban Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia: Public Perceptions and Education
Contributor(s):: Kristine Webber
Increasing complaints to wildlife agencies and negative media reports about urban coyotes (Canis latrans) suggest a negative attitude toward coyotes. I surveyed the public in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) for their opinion of urban wildlife and management. Based on these surveys,...
Sep 24 2016
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties 17