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dc.creatorMcgaughey, Kathleen
dc.date.available2012-11-08T02:07:52Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/46991
dc.description.abstractWildlife rehabilitation centers and wildlife rehabilitators rehabilitate and release injured, sick, displaced, and orphaned wildlife. To study the wildlife aspect of wildlife rehabilitation, mammal and herpetofauna admittance records for the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (SPWRC) from the years of 1991-2010 were recorded and examined. These admittance data can be used to better manage similar human-wildlife interactions, offer solutions to common rehabilitation problems, and assist in successful release and survival of rehabilitated wildlife. To study the human aspect of wildlife rehabilitation, a survey was conducted of wildlife rehabilitators in Texas in order to study rehabilitators’ characteristics, knowledge and beliefs of some basic wildlife and rehabilitation issues, attitudes towards animals, reasons for rehabilitating, as well as how these things impact their desire and ability to properly educate the public about wildlife, specifically in urban areas.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectAdmission
dc.subjectAdmittance
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectBeliefs
dc.subjectEducate
dc.subjectHerpetofauna
dc.subjectKnowledge
dc.subjectMammal
dc.subjectMotivations
dc.subjectRehabilitation
dc.subjectRehabilitator
dc.subjectSurvey
dc.subjectUrban
dc.subjectWildlife
dc.titleWildlife rehabilitation centers: Survey of rehabilitators’ attitudes, motivations, and knowledge & study of animal admittance to the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineWildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentNatural Resources Management
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFarmer, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeChairPerry, Gad
dc.contributor.committeeChairWallace, Mark C.
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