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The Outdoor Cat. Two Years On

Two years ago today I gave a keynote on the ethical dimensions of managing outdoor cats. It was to The Outdoor Cat, the first international conference to take up the conservation and welfare considerations of companion, community and feral cats. … Continue reading

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Urban Ecology: Science, Ethics and Public Policy

A couple of days ago I gave the second presentation in The Annenberg Foundation seminar, “Urban Ecology and Our Cities Future”. I spoke on ethics and urban ecology, with a particular focus on our relationships and responsibilities to urban domestic … Continue reading

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Coyotes: We Can’t Kill Our Way to Conservation

Reposted from the blog of the Center for Urban Resilience. In late September 2014, the California city of Seal Beach ignited a controversy by adopting a proposal to trap and kill coyotes. To date several coyotes have been killed with … Continue reading

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Urban Ecology and Hope

Last week my colleague Erik Strauss gave a talk on urban ecology as as part of a seminar series, “The Urban Ecosystem of Los Angeles: A Discussion of Our Cities Future”. Eric is Presidential Professor of Biology at Loyola Marymount … Continue reading

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Center for Urban Resilience (CURes)

I spent last week at the Center for Urban Resilience at Loyola Marymount University, where I spoke about the ethical and public policy issues that inform outdoor cats and urban wildlife. Check out their website at www.cures.lmu.edu. The centre was … Continue reading

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Urban Ecology and Domestic Animals

I have had the good fortune to be increasingly working with the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. One of the big environmental issues we are working on is what to do about the … Continue reading

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