Insights into wolf presence in human-dominated landscapes: The relative role of food availability, humans and landscape attributes
Contributor(s):: Luis Llaneza, Jose V. Lopez-Bao, Victor Sazatornil
Aim Understanding which human or environmental factors interact to enable or to limit the occurrence and persistence of large carnivores in human-dominated landscapes is an important issue for their effective conservation, especially under the current scenario of global change where most of their...
The Wolf in the living room: A healing story: Julia Huffman at TEDxFargo
Contributor(s):: Julia Huffman
Award winning filmmaker Julia Huffman (Medicine of the Wolf) takes us on a journey from her beginnings of being adopted and then the healing that took place with her first dog Bozo. This relationship with her canine, ultimatley led her to discovering the profound power of healing that both dogs...
When Wolves and Human Meet...Again: Teo Alfero at TEDxManhattanBeach
Contributor(s):: Teo Alfero
Some emotional wounds are too deep to share with other humans. Teo Alfero shares how wolves can be a source of healing for humans struggling to find "their pack."Originally from Argentina, Teo moved to California in 1999. He comes from a family of educators and legislators with a...
Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)
Contributor(s):: Nathaniel J. Hall, Kathryn Lord, Anne-Marie K. Arnold, Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique Udell
Previous research suggested that 16-week old dog pups, but not wolf pups, show attachment behaviour to a human caregiver. Attachment to a caregiver in dog pups has been demonstrated by differential responding to a caregiver compared to a stranger in the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test. We show...
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...
Justice for all? Children's moral reasoning about the welfare and rights of endangered species
Contributor(s):: Ruckert, J. H.
This study reports children's developing moral concerns for endangered animals. Three questions were addressed: (1) Do children conceive of not harming an endangered animal as a moral obligation? (2) Do children use biocentric (nature-centered) moral reasoning? and (3) Does a developmental shift...
Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature
Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.
This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...
Wolf Reintroduction Into Yellowstone Park
Contributor(s):: Erin Quartley
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...
When dogs look back: inhibition of independent problem-solving behaviour in domestic dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris) compared with wolves ( Canis lupus)
Contributor(s):: Udell, M. A. R.
Domestic dogs have been recognized for their social sensitivity and aptitude in human-guided tasks. For example, prior studies have demonstrated that dogs look to humans when confronted with an unsolvable task; an action often interpreted as soliciting necessary help. Conversely, wolves persist...
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....
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...
The Ethics of the Ecology of Fear against the Nonspeciesist Paradigm: A Shift in the Aims of Intervention in Nature
Contributor(s):: Horta, Oscar
Mar 11 2016
The Human-Animal Bond-Exploring New Dimensions in Training
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...
From wolf to dog
Contributor(s):: Morell, V.
Evolution. Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway
Contributor(s):: MacLean, E. L., Hare, B.
Social evolution. Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds
Contributor(s):: Nagasawa, M., Mitsui, S., En, S., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M., Sakuma, Y., Onaka, T., Mogi, K., Kikusui, T.
Close Encounters: The Thompson Wolf Park
Contributor(s):: Wagner, Elizabeth