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  1. Managing Our Relationship with Free-Roaming Cats in Zoopoland

    Contributor(s):: Schaffner, Joan E.

  2. A science-based policy for managing free-roaming cats

    Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Duffy, D. C., Bird, D. M., Calver, M., Cherkassky, D., Cherkassky, L., Dickman, C. R., Hunter, D., Jessup, D., Longcore, T., Loss, S. R., Loyd, K. A. T., Marra, P. P., Marzluff, J. M., Noss, R. F., Simberloff, D., Sizemore, G. C., Temple, S. A., Heezik, Y. van

  3. Dry and unwary are best conditions for baiting wild pigs (Sus scrofa)

    Contributor(s):: Snow, Nathan P., Glow, Michael P., Lavelle, Michael J., Fischer, Justin W., Cook, Seth M., Lutman, Mark W., Foster, Justin A., VerCauteren, Kurt C.

  4. Factors Influencing the Movement of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: Implications for Efficacy, Behavior, and Territoriality

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    | Contributor(s):: John M. Tomeček, Justin T. French, John W. Walker, Nova J. Silvy, Nicholas A. Bromen

    Livestock guardian dog (Canis lupus familiaris; LGD) breeds of domestic dog worldwide provide a degree of control over predation losses. The application of LGDs as a wildlife damage management tool evolved as a cultural practice in the Old World. In the 1970s, this tool emerged in North...

  5. Human–Wildlife Conflicts: Does Origin Matter?

    | Contributor(s):: Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Conservation biologists have divided wildlife in two antagonist categories—native and introduced populations—because they defend the hypothesis that the latter acquires or expresses harmful qualities that a population that remains in its original environment does not possess. Invasion biology has...

  6. Conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and decentralised governance: complexities beyond incomplete devolution

    | Contributor(s):: Hohbein, R. R., Abrams, J. B.

    Decentralisation of environmental governance (DEG) proliferated around the world in the 1990s, inspired, in part, by theories of common-pool resource governance that argued that local communities could sustainably manage valuable but non-excludable resources given a set of proper institutional...

  7. No panacea attractant for wild pigs (Sus scrofa), but season and location matter

    | Contributor(s):: Snow, Nathan P., Kupferman, Caitlin A., Lavelle, Michael J., Pepin, Kim M., Melton, Madeline H., Gann, Whitney J., VerCauteren, Kurt C., Beasley, James C.

  8. Concentration-response of an anthraquinone-based repellent for raccoons (Procyon lotor)

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Shylo R., Deliberto, Shelagh T., Urchek, Kathleen, Gilbert, Amy T., Werner, Scott J.

    Wildlife repellents can be part of non-lethal management strategies to reduce the negative impacts of wildlife to property, agricultural production, and human health and safety. Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are associated with negative impacts in all three of these areas. Anthraquinone is a useful...

  9. 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...

  10. The effect of device density on encounters by a mobile urban carnivore: Implications for managing peri-urban wild dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Harriott, Lana, Allen, Benjamin L., Gentle, Matthew

    A variety of devices are often placed in the landscape to count, catch, kill, or otherwise manage wild species. It is important to understand the interactions between such devices and the species of interest to achieve and improve the efficiency of research and management objectives. Canid pest...

  11. Do dog-human bonds influence movements of free-ranging dogs in wilderness?

    | Contributor(s):: Saavedra-Aracena, Lorena, Grimm-Seyfarth, Annegret, Schüttler, Elke

    Domestic dogs have a close and mutualistic relationship with humans. When unconfined, they usually stay close to the owner’s home, but some undertake intensive forays in nature with negative impacts on wildlife. Predictors for such problematic dogs in previous research concentrated on dog...

  12. Conserving Wolves by Transforming Them? The Transformative Effects of Technologies of Government in Biodiversity Conservation

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    | Contributor(s):: Stokland, Håkon B.

    This article investigates the construction of instruments and techniques employed in the management of Norwegian wolves since the early 1980s by construing the tools as technologies of government. The proliferation of such instruments and techniques, constructed to effect protection in...

  13. How to train your wildlife: A review of predator avoidance training

    | Contributor(s):: Edwards, Megan C., Ford, Caitlin, Hoy, Julia M., FitzGibbon, Sean, Murray, Peter J.

  14. Behavior of feral horses in response to culling and GnRH immunocontraception

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    | Contributor(s):: Ransom, Jason I., Powers, Jenny G., Garbe, Heidi M., Oehler, Michael W., Nett, Terry M., Baker, Dan L.

    Wildlife management actions can alter fundamental behaviors of individuals and groups, which may directly impact their life history parameters in unforeseen ways. This is especially true for highly social animals because changes in one individual's behavior can cascade throughout its social...

  15. The effects of gestagen implants on the behaviour of free-ranging female koalas

    | Contributor(s):: Hynes, Emily F., Handasyde, Kathrine A., Shaw, Geoff, Renfree, Marilyn B.

    Hormonal contraception is an increasingly important management tool for control of highly abundant populations of wildlife but may have both predictable and unpredictable effects on behaviour, with consequent implications for management and animal welfare. In a study of free-ranging koalas we...

  16. Beaver management in Norway : a model for continental Europe?

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    | Contributor(s):: Howard Parker, Frank Rosell

    While Norway has been managing beaver (Castor fiber) for more than 150 years, most central European countries have little experience and none are presently harvesting beaver, despite rapidly growing populations and conflicts. Here we present the Norwegian beaver management model as an example....

  17. Perceptions of Hunting and Hunters by U.S. Respondents

    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Byrd, John G. Lee, NIcole J. Olynk Widmar

    Public acceptance of hunting and hunting practices is an important human dimension of wildlife management in the United States. Researchers surveyed 825 U.S. residents in an online questionnaire about their views of hunting, hunters, and hunting practices. Eighty-seven percent of respondents from...

  18. Wild Neighbors : The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife

    | Contributor(s):: John Hadidian

    Wild Neighbors provides practical, humane, and effective advice on how to share living space with 35 of the most common species, from alligators to woodpeckers, found in the lower 48 states. Advice focuses on how to: properly and accurately define a wildlife problem; determine what type of animal...

  19. Human-cat relationship in an oceanic biosphere reserve: the case of La Palma Island, Canary archipelago

    | Contributor(s):: Medina, F. M., Nogales, M., Farnworth, M. J., Bonnaud, E.

    Removal of feral cats from island environments is a useful mechanism by which their ecological impact on endangered species can be reduced or ended. Nevertheless, because cats are anthropogenic in their origins, social perceptions of management practices play a large role in their implementation....

  20. Examining the effects of urbanization on occurrence of mammal species in natural areas of the Eastern Edwards Plateau

    | Contributor(s):: Matthew B. Haverland

    Central Texas is experiencing urbanization at an unprecedented rate. This anthropogenic conversion of land is due in part to a rapidly growing population in the Austin and San Antonio metro areas and the development of infrastructure and resources needed to support that growth. Urban parks,...