Wildlife-human Interactions

LFS Animal Welfare Alumni Come Together to Create Wildlife Accreditation Program

Three UBC Animal Welfare Program alumni have joined forces to create an accreditation program that will encourage wildlife and rodent control companies to make ethical decisions when controlling wildlife populations. Sara Dubois (PhD & MSc, Animal Science, 2014 & 2003), Nicole Fenwick (MSc, Animal Science, 2005) and Erin A’tman Ryan (BSc Applied Biology, Major in […]

David Fraser Speaks at the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

UBC to Host Compassionate Conservation Conference 2015

Registration now open for Compassionate Conservation 2015 conference, hosted by UBC. For more details please visit: http://compassionateconservation.net/save-date-compassionate-conservation-2015-ubc-vancouver-canada-28-31-july-2015/  

Article Featured on Springer Animal Sciences Facebook Page

Recent AWP alumna Sara Dubois had article selected by the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Wildlife Research as the highlight of the August issue. Post by Springer Animal Sciences.

“Dilemmas in Animal Welfare”

A new book “Dilemmas in Animal Welfare“, co-edited by UBC’s Dan Weary, was recently published by CABI. The book addresses some of the current debates in animal welfare such as tail docking, pet obesity, and neutering of feral cats. Dan has also contributed a chapter entitled “What is suffering in animals?”

Publication on wildlife feeding underscores serious harms to animals

After numerous high-profile events where food-conditioned wildlife were killed in BC, PhD student Sara Dubois evaluated various types of feeding practices and prohibitions. The publication, featured this month in the journal Animals, reviews the literature and proposes a framework to help decide if, and when, it is reasonable to feed wildlife.

Listen to Liv Baker’s presentation “Understanding The Individual In Wildlife Conservation”

Animal Welfare Program Ph.D. student Liv Baker recently presented her research at the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare’s (UFAW) first international conference in Barcelona, “Science in the service of animal welfare: priorities around the world”. A recording of Liv’s presentation can now be heard on-line.

Sara Dubois to present at conference on solutions to conflicts with urban wildlife

PhD student Sara Dubois will present the results of her recent research at Living With Wildlife 2013. The conference intends to bring together local government officials, farmers, wildlife rehabilitation groups, animal control agencies, academics and individual citizens to work towards humane solutions to conflicts with bears, coyotes, beavers, deer and other urban species. Sara Dubois […]

A heated topic: branding animals for identification

A heated topic: branding animals for identification

Branding has been used for centuries on horses and cattle; more recently wildlife researchers have begun using hot-iron branding to identify marine mammals. Kristen Walker’s Ph.D. research focused on the pain and distress caused by branding and other marking methods in Steller sea lions, and how this could be avoided. Kristen’s work and other recent […]

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