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Seoul Grand Park 1984-2015: A Historical Analysis of the Changing Conservation and Animal Welfare Priorities in South Korea

Abstract This project analyzes the efforts of Seoul Grand Park Zoo (the largest and most important zoo on the Korean peninsula) to develop and achieve the highest standards in conservation, education, animal welfare, and research over the last three decades. Founded primarily as an entertainment venue in 1984, the zoo has struggled to become a scientific center that adequately provides for the animals under its care and promotes the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. Drawing on interviews from zoo officials, academics, conservationists, and animal-rights activists, I explore the animal welfare management and conservation priorities of a prominent Asian institution. Although the zoo has made significant improvements in animal welfare, it r... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Clay, Anne Safiya (Author) / Minteer, Ben (Advisor) / Collins, James (Committee member) / Broglio, Ronald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Conservation biology / Ethics / Environmental science / Asian Zoo / Korean Zoo / Seoul Grand Park / Seoul Zoo / South Korea / Zoo
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 120 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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