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  1. Animal viewing in postmodern America : a case study of the Yellowstone wolf watchers

    Contributor(s):: Jo Anne Young

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the American relationship with wildlife by way of a case study of the Yellowstone wolf watchers. The American relationship with nature and animals changed at a never before seen rate during the modern era because of capitalism and industrialization. Our...

  2. Wolves in human-dominated landscapes of Northwestern Iberian Peninsula

    Contributor(s):: Luis Llaneza Rodriguez

    This thesis has focused on the study of different aspects of wolf (Canis lupus) ecology to try explain its presence and persistence in human-dominated landscapes. We analyzed factors affecting the presence of the wolf in relation to the availability of food, landscape features and human...

  3. 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...

  4. The impact of a wolf conservation project on attitudes of the public, hunters and farmers toward wolves in Slovenia

    Contributor(s):: Jasna Mulej Tlhaolang

    For successful conservation of large carnivores, charismatic and controversial species, ensuring human tolerance is essential. Therefore, wolf conservation projects aim to improve both the biological and socio-political conditions. I used a mixed methods approach to explore the effectiveness of a...

  5. What big teeth you have: an educational approach to wolf conservation

    Contributor(s):: Nastassja Brinker

    As the subject of deep-seated cultural and historical antipathies and revulsion, the wolf presents a unique challenge for wildlife educators working to promote its conservation and value as a species while they are forced to combat the systematic persecution and eradication it has suffered...

  6. Lessons from wolves: stakeholder perspectives and experiences with northern rocky wolf reintroduction

    Contributor(s):: Jami L. (jami Lynn) Wright

    The gray wolf, Canis lupus, inhabited all parts of the North American continent for at least 300,000 years prior to European colonization (Wilson, et al. 2000). Lopez (1978) estimated the species population to have been around several hundred thousand in just the western United States and Mexico....

  7. Oregon Grey Wolf Reintroduction, Conservation and Management Evaluation

    Contributor(s):: Karin Traweek

    Canis lupus, the grey wolf, is the largest member of the Canidae family. Wolves are opportunistic, carnivorous, keystone predators that significantly impact the functioning of their surrounding ecosystem. They are successful habitat generalists that can survive in forested and open...

  8. Impacts of Montana Public Wolf Hunting and Trapping on Tolerance and Acceptance of Gray Wolves Among Rural Resident Ranchers, Trappers, and Big Game Hunters

    Contributor(s):: Alia Winn Mulder

    The Public Trust Doctrine placed wildlife in trust, via state control and regulation, for the benefit of the people. Managing agencies that lose sight of the importance of public acceptance of predator policies and management actions may find themselves legislatively or judicially subverted. This...

  9. Close Encounters: The Thompson Wolf Park

    Contributor(s):: Wagner, Elizabeth

  10. Ethics and Wolf Management: Attitudes Toward and Tolerance of Wolves in Washington State

    Contributor(s):: Julie Callahan

    Approximately seventy-five years after extirpation from Washington State, gray wolves (Canis lupus) returned. As of December 2012, eight packs had arrived from adjacent states and provinces. Delisted from the Federal Endangered Species List in the eastern one-third of Washington, state wildlife...

  11. Making Space for Mexican Wolves: Technology, Knowledge and Conservation Politics

    Contributor(s):: Paula D. Decker

    The use of geospatial technologies, including radio telemetry, GPS collars, and mapping software, has proliferated in wildlife conservation. In addition to being tools for research, though, tracking devices are increasingly used to control animals that have been reintroduced to natural areas....

  12. Core Selection by Wolf Packs in a Human-Dominated Landscape: A Case Study in the Mountains of Southern Poland

    Contributor(s):: Nathan Alan Owens

    The wolf populations in Europe are mostly divided between the largely undeveloped countries of Eastern Europe, and the more developed Western European nations. Poland holds a special importance as a geographical link joining these populations into one contiguous population. The territories of two...

  13. An Analysis of Human Interaction as Environmental Enrichment for Captive Wolves and Wolf-Dog Hybrids

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Renee Mehrkam

    The benefits of environmental enrichment for captive mammals are well documented in the scientific literature. However, many facilities may have limited resources to implement traditional enrichment strategies. One possible solution is to provide socialized animals with positive interaction...

  14. Exploring Geospatial Trends in Urban Attitudes Toward Wolves in Wisconsin and Implications for Future Management

    Contributor(s):: Peter Hudack, Danielle Felgenhauer, Lizzi Slivinski, Annie Johnson

    In 2004, the recovering Wisconsin timber wolf (Canis lupus) population reached the state management goal, set by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, of 350 wolves. Since then, the state's wolf population has nearly doubled to the current population of 690 wolves (97 percent...

  15. Human-Wildlife (The Ethiopian Wolf and Gelada Baboon) Conflict In and Around the Simien Mountains National Park

    Contributor(s):: Yihune Mesele

    This study documents human-wildlife (the Ethiopian wolf and gelada baboon) conflict in and around the Simien Mountains National Park. Data were collected in between September, 2005 up to March, 2006 with fragmented short term stay by means of face-to-face questionnaire interview and by direct...

  16. Human-Wildlife Conflict Involving Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) and Gelada Baboon (Theropithicus gelada) in and around Guassa Community Comservation Area, North Shoa, Ethiopia

    Contributor(s):: Andarge Engedasew

    A study on human - wildlife conflict involving Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) and gelada baboon (Theropithicus gelada) in and around Guassa Community Conservation Area was conducted from September, 2009 to May, 2010. The objective of this study was to fill information gap on human wildlife...

  17. Ojibwe and Canis Lupus : cultural, historical, and political influences on contemporary wolf management in the Great Lakes region

    Contributor(s):: Caitlin Williamson

    My thesis examines the relationship between the Ojibwe and the gray wolf (Canis lupus) by examining the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped how Ojibwe currently view the wolf. I compare this relationship with the contemporary management of the wolf by federal and state...