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  1. Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation

    Contributor(s):: Kyle Hutson

    This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...

  2. The Altruism-Empathy-Perspective Connection: A Case Study of Human-Wildlife Interactions at Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Corvallis, Oregon

    Contributor(s):: Kirsten S. Freed

    In the realms of psychology and sociology two new theoretical models have arisen to describe the forces influencing altruistic human behavior. The first is the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis (EAH), by C.D. Batson. The second is the Conceptual Continuum of Altruism (CCA), by K.R. Monroe. Both models...

  3. Wildlife conservation and the art of letting go | Geraldine Morelli | TEDxWandsworth

    Contributor(s):: Geraldine Morelli

    Africa stole her heart and its wildlife changed her life. Through volunteering in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa, Geraldine learned how we should treat and respect wild animals, precisely by accepting that they are wild and should not be domesticated even though they fascinate...

  4. The Ethics of the Ecology of Fear against the Nonspeciesist Paradigm: A Shift in the Aims of Intervention in Nature

    Contributor(s):: Horta, Oscar

  5. Poaching as a threat to biodiversity and a barrier to sustainable development in Western Uganda: A Case Study of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Kibale National Park, and Surrounding Areas

    Contributor(s):: Madeleine Torraca Jones

    Despite efforts of the international community and individual countries to end poaching activities and target the markets which drive these activities, poaching continues to be a global problem. This paper will discuss the methods, findings, and recommendations that have resulted from a study on...

  6. University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Clinic

    Contributor(s):: Maci Oelschlager

    This semester, I was given the opportunity to be an undergraduate volunteer at the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Medical Clinic. I learned a lot by volunteering at the Wildlife clinic as well as gained a lot of hands on experience. Volunteering...

  7. Extinction Risk and Conservation of the World's Sharks and Rays

    Contributor(s):: Nicholas K. Dulvy, Sarah L. Fowler, John A. Musick, Rachel D. Cavanagh, Peter M. Kyne, Lucy R. Harrison, John K. Carlson, Lindsay N.K. Davidson, Sonja V. Fordham, Malcolm P. Francis, Caroline M. Pollock, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, George H. Burgess, Kent E. Carpenter, Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert, Claudine Gibson, Michelle R. Heupel, Suzanne R. Livingstone, Jonnell C. Sanciangco, John D. Stevens, Sarah Valenti, William T. White

    The rapid expansion of human activities threatens ocean-wide biodiversity. Numerous marine animal populations have declined, yet it remains unclear whether these trends are symptomatic of a chronic accumulation of global marine extinction risk. We present the first systematic analysis of threat...

  8. Effects of Ocean Recreational Users on Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Santa Monica Bay, California

    | Contributor(s):: Amber D. Fandel, Maddalena Bearzi, Taylor C. Cook

    Coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have been observed in proximity to swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders and surfers along near-shore corridors in the Santa Monica Bay, California. From 1997 to 2012, a total of 220 coastal boat-based focal follows of dolphin schools were...

  9. A Hypothetical Engagement: GATT Article XX(a) and Indonesia's FATWA Against Trade in Endangered Species

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Meissner

    The greatest recognized threat facing biodiversity conservation today is habitat destruction. Other threats include but are not limited to global climate change, encroachment, illegal wildlife trafficking, and overexploitation through intensive agricultural and commercial uses. Although wildlife...

  10. Exemption Process under the Endangered Species Act: How the God Squad Works and Why

    | Contributor(s):: des Rosiers

    Suppose the long-snouted ferret, native to the state of Jefferson, is nearing extinction. This species of ferret lives in the high plains region and can only survive in this environment. Only 1,000 breeding adults survive. Suppose further that the high plains of Jefferson are...

  11. The Role of Hybridization and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Biologists' Discretion in the Implementation of the Endangered Species Act

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer F. Lind-riehl

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires that the “best available scientific and commercial data” be used to enable the protection of critically imperiled species from extinction and preserve biodiversity. However, the ESA does not provide specific guidance on how to apply this...

  12. The Risk of Extinction: A Risk Analysis of the Endangered Species Act as Compared to CITES

    | Contributor(s):: David Favre

    Life for any individual is a series of risk assessments. The continued existence of a particular species depends on the sum total of the risks or rewards realized by the actions of each individual member plus the sum total of the risks or rewards imposed upon that species by...

  13. The African Elephant and The United States' Effect on The Survival of The Species

    | Contributor(s):: Laurel Mcneill

    Initially, this paper will explore the major conditions affecting African elephant populations, the deleterious relationship between these animals and humans, and what is necessary to strike a balance for successful coexistence. The focus will then move towards an examination of the federal...

  14. Inmate experiences in wildlife rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Sorensen, Jill Kathleen

  15. Saving Animals, Saving the Future: John Linehan at TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

    | Contributor(s):: John Linehan

    The planet is losing species at alarming rates, and we must act now if we want to save those that teeter on the brink of extinction. From honeybees to rhinos, John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England, has dedicated more than 30 years to protecting wildlife and educating people of all...

  16. Why We Need Zoos: Gabriela Mastromonaco at TEDxToronto

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriela Mastromonaco

    There are various schools of thought surrounding zoos and their purpose. Skeptics argue that it’s unethical to remove wild animals from their natural habitat to be put on display, but proponents of zoos stress that they serve a critical scientific purpose. In this TEDxTalk, Dr. Gabriella...

  17. Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

    | Contributor(s):: Dyan deNapoli

    A personal story, a collective triumph: Dyan deNapoli tells the story of the world's largest volunteer animal rescue, which saved more than 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. How does a job this big get done? Penguin by penguin by penguin ...

  18. Green Chimneys at Work (A How-to Manual)

    Full-text: Available

    Green Chimneys at Work (A How-to Manual) is set up as a collection of articles, answered questions, papers and anecdotes.  It does not have to be read from cover to cover.  The reader can open the manual at any point and begin reading.  Its purpose is to give the reader a solid,...

  19. Our Duties to Endangered Species

    | Contributor(s):: Holmes Rolston III

    Few persons doubt that we have obligations concerning endangered species, because persons are helped or hurt by the condition of their environment, which includes a wealth of wild species, currently under alarming threat of extinction. Whether humans have duties directly to endangered species is...

  20. Human-Wildlife Conflict Across Urbanization Gradients: Spatial, Social, and Ecological Factors

    | Contributor(s):: Amanda H. Gilleland

    As suburban and exurban residential developments continue to multiply in urban areas, they encroach on wildlife habitats leading to increased human-wildlife interactions. The animals involved in direct conflict with homeowners are often relocated or exterminated by the homeowners. Often the...