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Special Issue "Ethical and Welfare Dimensions of the Management of Unwanted Wildlife"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station, Centre of Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: animal welfare (particularly wildlife and pest animals), behavioural science, assessment of animal welfare impacts, humane slaughter methods
Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Interests: animal welfare; welfare assessment; pain; breathlessness; dyspnoea; wildlife welfare; animal behaviour; conservation welfare
The management of unwanted wildlife brings with it significant challenges for the people and animals involved. It is complicated for having intentional and unintentional, and direct and indirect, impacts – many of which we don’t fully understand or take into account. Understanding these challenges, and balancing the competing community, animal and environmental interests, is necessary for the ongoing effective and acceptable management of these animals.
We would like to invite original articles addressing these dimensions of the management of unwanted wildlife and vertebrate pests. Articles are particularly welcome on:
- the impacts of control and management techniques
- aspects of human-animal interaction including attitudes to animals, their control and particular techniques
- balancing social, economic, environmental and animal welfare aspects when managing unwanted wildlife
- practical solutions for incorporating animal welfare considerations into control and management programs
- considering animal welfare and wildlife management in the context of conservation
- alternative management strategies for pest animal species e.g. commercial and recreational hunting and fishing
- development and impacts of new technologies, and
- challenges for managing unwanted wildlife and vertebrate pests into the future
Dr. Kate Littin
Dr. Trudy Sharp
Dr. Ngaio Beausoleil
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- vertebrate pest management
- wildlife management
- animal welfare
- human-wildlife conflict