The journal includes a wide range of subjects including biodiversity, population biology, epidemiology, evolutionary ecology, population genetics, biogeography, palaeobiology and conservation economics, Animal Conservation is essential reading for conservation biologists, policy-makers and students. To better understand how native and invasive species on islands might respond to these threats, we compared habitat use between the endangered silver rice rat (SRR) Oryzomys palustris natator and invasive black rat Rattus rattus across multiple scales. As almost 80% of the production stands ≥10 years old included at least one of the four indicator species, this raises questions regarding the suitability of these species as indictors of forests of high conservational value in southern Sweden. The results imply that turbidity and sedimentation can reduce the survival of trout eggs and yolk sac fry emergence rate regardless of trout strain and drainage basin. The results indicate a year round negative effect of sedimentation, having strong and combined direct and indirect effects on juvenile mussel recruitment. The mortality of Atlantic yellow‐nosed albatrosses and Magellanic penguins is also related to a local increase in storm activity but regardless of the ENSO signature. The exponential growth of human population and infrastructure is significantly reducing the amount of ecological resources available for wild animals. We estimated the growth of the entire Virunga Massif population at about 3% per year, but determined that the growth of the monitored gorillas (4.4%) mainly drove that increase. While the overall growth rate represents a rare success story for primate conservation, our results highlight the need for greater protection of unmonitored gorillas. Forty‐spotted pardalotes’ nestlings are exploited by an obligate subcutaneous parasite Passeromyia longicornis that causes severe mortality. We analyzed the effect of human activity on Barbary macaques Macaca sylvanus, an endangered species of Morocco and Algeria. For a reintroduction of 40 juvenile hihi Notiomystis cincta (a threatened New Zealand passerine), we observed social groups before and after translocation to a new site and used social network analysis to study three levels of social change: overall group structure, network associations and individual sociality. Nest predation, most likely by the invasive European starling Sturnus vulgaris, was the largest cause of nest failure in the main population of the black robin on Rangatira Island. Only Open Access Journals Only SciELO Journals Only WoS Journals We urge wildlife managers and researchers to consider mating behavior as a factor influencing augmentation success. Knowing the consequences of disturbance for multiple species and all disturbance sources is crucial to mitigate disturbance impacts in densely populated areas. Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats Paper of the Canadian Wildlife Service, Wildlife Biology in Practice, International Journal for Parasitology: … Papers should have a broad interest and specific or single-species studies will only be considered if the findings have general implications. We welcome submissions to both journals from all scientists—Service or otherwise. Mountain gorillas Gorilla beringei beringei remain in two small populations that span the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Nest boxes are a crucial tool for wildlife conservation. Shifting baselines and memory illusions: What should we worry about when inferring trends from resource user interviews? In the Swedish government’s environmental quality goals, there are a number of bird species identified as being associated with ‘older’ and ‘high natural value’ forests. Resting behaviors dominated the activity budgets for both mother and calf during the first 5 months, putting them at increased risk of vessel collisions. raptors) but also with recreational and military activities. Historic papers of interest are freely available as Hidden Gems. In the recent years, the number of endangered animals, both referred to livestock and wild species, has grown enormously. While the overall growth rate represents a rare success story for primate conservation, our results highlight the need for greater protection of unmonitored gorillas. However, there is a fundamental lack of understanding about how environmental factors are related to the mortality of these organisms in non‐breeding areas of the tropics. Animal Conservation published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Zoological Society of London. A principal objective is to ensure rapid publication of new and original research (ideally within 6 months of submission) following a rigorous review process. Area and prey requirements of wild dogs Lycaon pictus under varying habitat conditions: implications for reintroductions. Large‐scale climatic processes such as the El Niño‐Southern Oscillation (ENSO) can have severe effects on the survival of seabirds in their breeding regions. Here we show that the mortality of seabirds targeted by conservation programmes focused on human impacts in tropical Atlantic is related to large and local scale oceanographic processes. Read more about the journal More. 264 pp., 15.2×22.9x1.5 … Among guilds, Neotropical migrants and forest-interior species had significantly lower abundances in forests of moderate housing density. Animal conservation is the act of protecting ecosystems and environments to protect the animals that live there. We must deal with the biological intricacies caused by rarity in numbers in concert with the nuances of habitat conservation and restoration that are influenced by social, economic, and ecological factors. Phylogenetic comparative analyses, which explicitly recognize the role of human influence, are needed to elucidate more detailed ecological correlates to homogenization trends. Many challenges in animal conservation may be alleviated by actively harnessing or compensating for risk avoidance behavior in wild animal populations. Importantly, the type of active behaviors, in particular surface skim feeding and surface active social behavior, meant that the risk of vessel collision to the pair did not decrease as the calf matured. Compared with historical Journal Impact data, the Metric 2019 of … Science and Technology. Our behavioral observations of a subset of those populations revealed that immigrant males from Quare (but not Marianne) performed more sexual displays and forced copulations and had marginally higher reproductive success than resident males. © 2019 The Authors. Animal conservation Abbreviation. We offered adult pardalotes the opportunity to ‘self‐fumigate’ their nests by supplying feathers treated with insecticide with which to line their nests and tested whether this boosted nest productivity. We studied the behavior of male Trinidadian guppies Poecilia reticulata introduced into experimental mesocosm populations and assessed whether mating behavior influenced reproductive success. The use of branch lines with short leaders did not affect the catch of target species. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. There was an increase in the proportion of active behaviors (travel, foraging, social activity) in both mother and calf as the calf matured. Homogenization is not random in its effects on higher taxa. Biotic homogenization is seen as the consequence of preferential loss of native species followed by ecological replacement with widespread exotics. This sounds like a lot, but is only 3% of the total land area. Cross-disciplinary papers, suggesting new approaches, are particularly encouraged. Furthermore, understanding when and where macaques seek provisioning from tourists can help combat provisioning, which negatively impacts macaque health, behavior, and susceptibility to poaching. Effective conservation of these animals will require new harvest strategies and improved monitoring to counter demands for predator control by livestock producers and local communities. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. Automated doors operated for a 3 month breeding season reliably, with minimal maintenance (but battery charge should be monitored). Of these, we estimated that only one pup would have been expected to have survived had the translocated pups remained at their natal site. Reconciling agriculture production with biodiversity conservation, Paolo Barberi and Anna-Camilla Moonen. Using Monte Carlo simulations (rather than binomial statistics) we find taxonomic patterns in the risk of extinction and probability of successful introduction among birds. lània Zoològica) is an interdisciplinary journal published by the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona since 1958.It includes empirical and theoretical research from around the world that examines any aspect of Zoology (Systematics, Taxonomy, Morphology, Biogeography, Ecology, Ethology, Physiology and Genetics). The Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprosperity and Management is an academic journal – hosted by OMICS international – a pioneer in open access publishing–and is listed among the top 10 journals … Our data on seasonal variations in macaques’ use of roads can help prevent road injuries, a major source of mortality for provisioned macaques, by focusing management efforts by national park workers in time and space. Large horn size increases extinction risk in bovids, A new species of muntjac, Muntiacus putaoensis (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) from northern Myanmar, Implementing conservation measures for the North Atlantic right whale: considering the behavioral ontogeny of mother‐calf pairs, A potential role for immigrant reproductive behavior in the outcome of population augmentations, A possible reservoir of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Australia, Photosensitive automated doors to exclude small nocturnal predators from nest boxes, ‘Self‐fumigation’ of nests by an endangered avian host using insecticide‐treated feathers increases reproductive success more than tenfold, How generalist are these forest specialists? For the production stands assessed, these indicator species exhibited no significant preferences regarding forest composition and structure, indicating a wider range of habitat associations than expected. Effective conservation of these animals will require new harvest strategies and improved monitoring to counter demands for predator control by livestock producers and local communities. The Wildlife Society Bulletin is a journal for wildlife practitioners that effectively integrates cutting edge science with management and conservation, and also covers important policy issues, particularly … Journals: ISSN: 13679430, 14691795: Coverage: 1998-2020: Scope: Animal Conservation provides a forum for rapid publication of novel, peer-reviewed research into the conservation of animal species and their habitats. Integration of the ecology of fear into conservation and management practices could contribute to the recovery of threatened populations, human–wildlife … Despite growing recognition that social connections in animals might alter survival (e.g. In contrast, the trend of the unmonitored subpopulation could not be determined with confidence. Parasites can cause great fitness cost to their hosts, however, their impact on host populations is often unknown. The bird species assessed are willow tit Poecile montanus, coal tit Periparus ater, European crested tit Lophophanes cristatus and Eurasian treecreeper Certhia familiaris. Population structure did not conform to traditional metapopulation models because groups occurred in homogeneous habitat extending over a large geographical area. Domestic cats (Felis catus) are a conservation concern because they kill billions of native prey each year, but without spatial context the ecological importance of pets as predators remains uncertain.We worked with citizen scientists to track 925 pet cats from six countries, finding remarkably small home ranges (3.6 ± 5.6 ha). Pardalotes readily incorporated the experimental feathers in nest building, and survival of hatchlings was significantly higher in nests lined with treated feathers (95%) compared to nests lined with control feathers (8%). The Journal of Zoology publishes high-quality research papers on all aspects of zoology.. Papers on animal behaviour, ecology, physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, evolution, systematics, genetics and genomics are published and research that explores the interface between these disciplines is strongly encouraged. Our results show that self‐fumigation can be a highly effective management technique for defending endangered birds against ectoparasites. Wildlife is increasingly threatened by a suite of anthropogenic factors including climate change, habitat loss from human development, and invasive species. We find that the intensification of ENSO increases the mortality of Manx shearwaters by enhancing the local storm activity. There are more than 1,000 endangered species worldwide. A previously published analysis of the same experiment found that populations from the Quare River had higher immigrant reproductive success than populations from the Marianne River, contributing to higher population fitness following augmentation. Outbreeding depression may be more common in vertebrates than previously supposed, and conservation strategies that seek to maximize the genetic diversity of managed populations may risk mixing lineages that are sufficiently differentiated to cause outbreeding depression among descendants. Read about our five key research areas and how the science... From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on... Find out about our upcoming science and conservation events. Subscribe to email updates from ZSL and expect to hear about: The Zoological Society of London is incorporated by Royal Charter - Registered Charity in England and Wales no. Animal Conservation: 2.587 (2008) versus 2.495 (2007) Biodiversity and Conservation: 1.473 (2008) versus 1.421 (2007) Biological Conservation: 3.566 (2008) versus 3.296 (2007) Conservation Biology: 4.705 (2008) versus 3.934 (2007) Conservation Evidence: no Impact Factor yet; Conservation Letters: not yet old enough to obtain an impact factor, but one should be ascribed within … raptors) 0.20–1.27 times per hour. However, threat level was unrelated to another trait under sexual selection, sexual body size dimorphism, indicating that the effect of sexual selection on extinction risk depends on trait‐specific interactions with extrinsic factors. Adverse climatic conditions are highly deleterious for migratory seabirds and single storm episodes can cause massive deaths, thus exacerbating population declines. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. 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