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  1. "There is no wild": conservation and circus discourse

    Contributor(s):: Bell, J.

    This paper documents the discourse used by contemporary circuses to justify their exploitation of nonhuman animals. The circus is undergoing redefinition due to cultural changes, animal welfare concerns, and political legislation. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to a sample of articles (...

  2. A device for refilling practice bear spray canisters

    Contributor(s):: Gookin, John, Smith, Tom S., Williams, Alison

  3. A Framework to Evaluate Wildlife Feeding in Research, Wildlife Management, Tourism and Recreation

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    Contributor(s):: Sara Dubois, David Fraser

    Feeding of wildlife occurs in the context of research, wildlife management, tourism and in opportunistic ways. A review of examples shows that although feeding is often motivated by good intentions, it can lead to problems of public safety and conservation and be detrimental to the welfare of the...

  4. A potential metric of the attractiveness of bird song to humans

    Contributor(s):: Blackburn, T. M., Su, Shan, Cassey, P.

    The prevalence of passerines (mostly oscines, or songbirds) in international bird trade suggests that the possession or production of a song that is attractive or desirable to people may contribute to the likelihood of a species being traded. Testing this is difficult because we lack a general...

  5. A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon ( Thylogale billardierii)

    Contributor(s):: McMahon, C. R., Wiggins, N. L., French, V., McCallum, H. I., Bowman, D.

  6. A spatially explicit model of the white-tailed deer population in Delaware

    Contributor(s):: Jennings, Brian, Bowman, Jacob L., Tymkiw, Elizabeth L.

  7. An evaluation of two traps and sets for trapping the plains pocket gopher

    Contributor(s):: Vantassel, Stephen M., Tyre, Andrew J., Hygnstrom, Scott E.

  8. Animal welfare and pest control: meeting both conservation and animal welfare goals. (Special Issue: Conservation and animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Littin, K. E.

    Vertebrate pest control is an area where conservation and animal welfare goals can be in direct conflict. Is it possible to meet goals in both areas in one pest control operation? Vertebrate pests, including unwanted or overabundant wildlife, are controlled for many reasons related to protecting...

  9. Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation [Book Review]

    Contributor(s):: Schaffner, Joan

  10. Antecedents to the Community Wildlife Conservation Programme in Kenya, 1946-1964

    Contributor(s):: Matheka, Reuben

  11. 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....

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

    | 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...

  13. Beyond recovery: Wisconsin's wolf policy 1980-2008

    | Contributor(s):: Treves, Adrian

    Wildlife protectionists, livestock producers, and black bear hunters influenced wolf policy in Wisconsin, USA, over the past 29 years. Wolf policy aligned closely with protectionist values until 2003, when litigations over lethal control and wolf reclassification created a rift. Since 2003,...

  14. Brutal: Manhood and the Exploitation of Animals [Book Review]

    | Contributor(s):: Donnellan, Laura

  15. Can Citizen Science Assist in Determining Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) Presence in a Declining Population?

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Flower, Darryl Jones, Lilia Bernede

    The acceptance and application of citizen science has risen over the last 10 years, with this rise likely attributed to an increase in public awareness surrounding anthropogenic impacts affecting urban ecosystems. Citizen science projects have the potential to expand upon data collected by...

  16. Captivity for conservation? Zoos at a crossroads

    | Contributor(s):: Keulartz, J.

    This paper illuminates a variety of issues that speak to the question of whether 'captivity for conservation' can be an ethically acceptable goal of the modern zoo. Reflecting on both theoretical disagreements (animal protectionists vs. wildlife conservationists) and practical challenges (the...

  17. Characterizing nontarget species use at bait sites for white-tailed deer

    | Contributor(s):: Bowman, Brent, Belant, Jerrold L., Beyer, Dean E., Jr., Martel, Deborah

  18. Classroom Pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Russell, Helen Ross

  19. Communicating the role of hunting for wildlife management

    | Contributor(s):: Campbell, Michael, Mackay, Kelly J.

    Wildlife management agencies are increasingly faced with decisions where different groups hold conflicting attitudes and values with respect to the action taken. Identifying and understanding divergent views is essential in guiding the decisions of wildlife management. Occasionally, public...

  20. Convergence of culture, ecology, and ethics: management of feral swamp buffalo in Northern Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Albrecht, G., McMahon, C. R., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Bradshaw, C. J. A.

    This paper examines the identity of Asian swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) from different value orientations. Buffalo were introduced into Northern (Top End) Australia in the early nineteenth century. A team of transdisciplinary researchers, including an ethicist, has been engaged in field...