Allying Conservation & Welfare Research on the Impacts of Human-Generated Sounds on Wild & Captive Animals
Rapid rates of population growth, industrialization, and urbanization have led to pervasive and historically unprecedented levels of noise pollution worldwide. Over 20 years of research has shown that anthropogenic noise generated by humans has significant negative effects on wildlife and biodiversity. However, anthropogenic noise is not only experienced by wildlife, but also by captive and managed animals that live in man-made habitats such as farms, zoos and aquaria, laboratories, and domestic homes.
Ecologists and animal welfare scientists have separately developed hypotheses about the effects of human-generated noise on animals, yet there are points of intersection and disparity that need to be discussed so that both fields may advance.
This 3-day workshop aims to bring together researchers with expertise on animal acoustics – from animal conservation, animal behaviour, and animal welfare – to catalyse developments in our understanding of the impact of human-generated sounds on animals, and how animals perceive these sounds. In doing so, this workshop will facilitate knowledge exchange between animal conservation, animal behavior, and animal welfare, identify key points of disparity in the assessment of human-generated sounds, and allow us to brainstorm ways to benefit animals both in natural and in captive situations as well as further our basic understanding of animal needs.
Workshop title: Allying Conservation & Welfare Research on the Impacts of Human-Generated Sounds on Wild & Captive Animals
Dates: 21 – 23 April 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
To register your interest in attending the workshop, please complete the form available on this link: LINK TO REGISTER INTEREST.
For any questions, please email Pralle Kriengwatana (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This workshop is funded by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).