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Advanced Research in Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ambiens. Revista Iberoamericana Universitaria en Ambiente, Sociedad y Sustentabilidad     Open Access  
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Arcada : Revista de conservación del patrimonio cultural     Open Access  
Archeomatica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arid Land Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 206)
Biological Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 256)
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Challenges in Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Conservación Vegetal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conservation Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 288)
Conservation Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Conservation Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Diversity and Distributions     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ecological Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 148)
Ecological Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ecological Restoration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 103)
Ecology and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Environment and Planning E : Nature and Space     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Environment Conservation Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Ethnobiology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Functional Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Ecology and Biogeography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Global Ecology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Conservation     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management     Open Access  
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Soil and Water Conservation Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intervención     Open Access  
Journal for Nature Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of East African Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Industrial Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Paper Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Sustainable Mining     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Julius-Kühn-Archiv     Open Access  
Lakes & Reservoirs Research & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Landscape and Urban Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Madagascar Conservation & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Natural Resources and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Natural Resources Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nature Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Nature Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Neotropical Biology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies     Open Access  
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access  
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
Nusantara Bioscience     Open Access  
One Ecosystem     Open Access  
Oryx     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Pacific Conservation Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Park Watch     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Recursos Rurais     Open Access  
Recycling     Open Access  
Regional Sustainability     Open Access  
Resources, Conservation & Recycling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Restoration Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Revista de Ciencias Ambientales     Open Access  
Revista de Direito e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista Memorare     Open Access  
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Savana Cendana     Open Access  
Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Socio-Ecological Practice Research     Hybrid Journal  
Soil Ecology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Sustainable Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable Environment Agricultural Science (SEAS)     Open Access  
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tropical Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tropical Ecology     Hybrid Journal  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Water Conservation Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Wildlife Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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  • ORX volume 57 issue 3 Cover and Front matter

    • Pages: 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000571
  • ORX volume 57 issue 3 Cover and Back matter

    • Pages: 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000583
  • How can we advance equitable, rights-based conservation'

    • Authors: Newing; Helen, Fisher, Martin, Brittain, Stephanie, Kenrick, Justin, Milner-Gulland, E.J.
      Pages: 273 - 274
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000418
  • Respecting the rights and leadership of Indigenous Peoples and local
           communities in realizing global goals

    • Authors: Tugendhat; Helen, Castillo, Ameyali Ramos, Figueroa, Viviana Elsa, Ngomo, Aquilas Koko, Corpuz, Jennifer, Jonas, Holly, Chepkorir, Milka
      Pages: 275 - 276
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000406
  • Briefly

    • Pages: 277 - 282
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532300039X
  • New IUCN Species Survival Commission Parasite Specialist Group launched in

    • Authors: Hopkins; Skylar, Kwak, Mackenzie
      Pages: 283 - 283
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000169
  • Recent illegal killing of Critically Endangered Arabian leopards in Hawf,

    • Authors: Al Hikmani; Hadi, Spalton, Andrew
      Pages: 283 - 284
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000248
  • New global alliance to help improve the practice of biodiversity

    • Authors: Camino; Micaela, Aghababyan, Karen, Agvaantseren, Bayarjargal, Alexander, Justine Shanti, Suryawanshi, Kulbhushansingh, Zhumabaiuulu†, Kubanychbek, Mishra, Charudutt, Bhalla, Shivani, Epanda, Manfred Aimé, Farhan, Farwiza, Lama, Sonam Tashi, Lovari, Sandro, Matilde, Estrela, Medellin, Rodrigo, Murali, Ranjini, Prots, Bohdan, Rakotondrazafy, Vatosoa, Sarasola, José Hernán, Sharma, Koustubh, Tawake, Alifereti, Widmann, Indira Dayang L., Zanella, Ilena, Zhi, Lu
      Pages: 284 - 285
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000170
  • Saving the threatened forest fish

    • Authors: Paudel; Kumar, Pandey, Siddhant, Rai, Sabitri
      Pages: 285 - 285
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532300025X
  • A new record of Turnera stipularis in Amazonia could lead to a
           misinterpretation of its conservation status

    • Authors: Costa da Silva; Maycon Jordan, Rocha, Lamarck, Marinho, Lucas Cardoso
      Pages: 286 - 286
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000285
  • Nature-based solutions to improve water security in northern Mexico

    • Authors: Gooden, Jennifer, de Rosenzweig P; Lorenzo J.
      Pages: 286 - 287
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000261
  • Ripples from a single stone: Indigenous mobilization for community
           tenure-led conservation in Cameroon

    • Authors: Emini; Timothée, Clarke, Catherine, Long, Cath
      Pages: 288 - 297
      Abstract: We document a process initiated by Indigenous Peoples in Cameroon that seeks to open a dialogue with key conservation actors to work towards community-led, rights-based alternatives to so-called fortress conservation. In June 2021, Gbabandi, a platform of forest Indigenous Peoples, invited key conservation actors to a 1-day listening event. This represented an important precedent, reversing the usual approach to dialogue in which Indigenous Peoples are invited to participate at various levels in externally directed processes. In this case the space for engagement was opened by Indigenous Peoples on their own terms based on Indigenous ways of organizing, and conservation organizations were invited to participate. Indigenous Peoples gave testimonies of physical violence and abuse in various protected areas across Cameroon. Conservation actors acknowledged there had been violations of human rights and there was substantial discussion about threats to wildlife and the need for more inclusive approaches to conservation, redevelopment of management plans and renegotiation of access for Indigenous communities based on community consent. The long-term impact remains to be seen but the immediate effect of an Indigenous-led process was that key decision makers in conservation in Cameroon heard directly from the people affected by their decisions and, since the event, have been more active than previously in contacting and consulting Indigenous Peoples about how protected areas are managed. Gbabandi is hopeful that this type of initiative will change the dialogue between communities and protected area managers and will lead to real changes in conservation practice.
      PubDate: 2023-05-09
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000157
  • ‘We are our land’—Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya: securing community
           tenure as the key enabling condition for sustaining community lands

    • Authors: Kenrick; Justin, Rowley, Tom, Kitelo, Peter
      Pages: 298 - 312
      Abstract: We outline how securing the community tenure rights of forest peoples can create a rapid, rights-based route to the effective and sustainable conservation of their forests. We draw on the different skillsets and experiences of the authors (long-term fieldwork, mapping and monitoring, and a lifetime of experience) to identify the conditions that enable the Ogiek of Chepkitale, Mount Elgon, Kenya, to sustain and be sustained by their lands. We also identify the conditions that drive the disruption of this sustainable relationship through an appropriation of Ogiek resources by external interests that threaten to degrade, alienate and destroy their ecosystem. It is increasingly recognized that securing sustainable conservation outcomes can be best achieved through the deep knowledge, connection and commitment that ancestral communities have regarding their lands. Evidence from Mount Elgon and more broadly shows that Indigenous Peoples are better guardians of their forests than international or state protection agencies. This challenges the idea that evicting forest peoples is the best way to protect forests. Other studies, including those conducted by the Kenyan governmental Taskforce on Illegal Logging, highlight the way Kenyan state agencies such as the Kenya Forest Service have been responsible for the severe depletion of Indigenous forests. We examine how de facto collective community control can enable decisions to be made in line with taking care of community lands over the long term, but also highlight how this ability is under constant threat until and unless national law and practice recognizes the collective tenure rights of such communities.
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532300008X
  • Protected areas, Indigenous rights and land restitution: the Ogiek
           judgment of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights and community
           land protection in Kenya

    • Authors: Claridge; Lucy, Kobei, Daniel
      Pages: 313 - 324
      Abstract: In May 2017, the relationship between conservation and human and Indigenous peoples' rights was considered for the first time by the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights. In a case brought by the Indigenous Ogiek of Kenya, the Court stated that the preservation of the Mau Forest could not justify the lack of recognition of the Indigenous status of the Ogiek, nor the denial of the rights associated with that status. It also confirmed that the Ogiek could not be held responsible for the depletion of the Mau Forest, and that preservation of the ecosystem could not justify their eviction from or the denial of access to their land. Although Kenyan institutions have still failed to remedy Ogiek rights, the Ogiek have identified a pathway for the Kenyan Government to follow to restitute Ogiek land, following principles of conservation and symbolizing the central role that Indigenous forest dwellers can and should play in forest management. They sought a further ruling from the Court to clarify the steps the Government should take. In June 2022, the Court issued a judgment ordering the Government to grant the Ogiek collective title of their lands through a process of delimitation and demarcation. In the meantime, the Ogiek have established community forest scouts in East Mau to replant native trees and protect the forest from illegal logging. In addition, they have developed an Ogiek community Bio-Cultural Protocol. Here we examine the feasibility of restituting Ogiek land both legally and practically. We conclude with some general comments related to global conservation policy and practice on the restitution of lands and support for Indigenous conservation practices, where protected areas have caused displacement and rights abuses of Indigenous peoples.
      PubDate: 2023-02-10
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000989
  • Video-mediated dialogue for promoting equity in protected area

    • Authors: Mistry; Jayalaxshmi, Jafferally, Deirdre, Mendonca, Sean, Xavier, Rebecca, Albert, Grace, Robertson, Bernie, George, Ena, Benjamin, Ryan, Ingwall-King, Lisa
      Pages: 325 - 334
      Abstract: Improving equity in the context of protected areas conservation cannot be achieved in situations where people have different capabilities to participate. Participatory video has the potential to uncover hidden perspectives and worldviews and to build trustworthy, transparent and accountable relationships between marginalized communities and external agencies. We present findings from video-mediated dialogues between Indigenous peoples and decision makers involved in the management of three protected areas in Guyana. Participatory films created by Indigenous researchers in their communities were screened and discussed with protected area managers. We recorded their responses and presented them back to the communities. We show how the video-mediated process provided a rich and contextualized understanding of equity issues. It enabled recognition and respect by protected area managers for Indigenous lived experiences and the contribution of their values and knowledge. For Indigenous peoples, the participatory video process built confidence and critical reflection on their own activities and responsibilities whilst allowing them to challenge decision makers on issues of transparency, communication and accountability. We show that equity is an evolving process and that different protected areas with their differing histories and relationships with Indigenous communities produce distinct outcomes over time. Thus, promoting equity in protected areas and conservation must be a long-term process, enabling participation and producing the conditions for regular, transparent and honest communications. Standardized indicators of protected areas equity could be useful for reporting on international targets, but video-mediated dialogue can facilitate deeper understanding, greater representation and a recognition of rights.
      PubDate: 2023-02-08
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000904
  • Amazonian visions of Visión Amazonía: Indigenous Peoples' perspectives
           on a forest conservation and climate programme in the Colombian Amazon

    • Authors: Andoke Andoke; Levy, Arazi, Eliran, Castro Suárez, Hernando, Griffiths, Thomas F., Gutiérrez Sánchez, Esteban
      Pages: 335 - 349
      Abstract: Although Indigenous Peoples' rights to own, control and manage their lands and territories are well established under international law, Indigenous Peoples affected by forest conservation and climate protection programmes continue to denounce interventions that fail to uphold their rights. This article focuses on the internationally funded Visión Amazonía REDD Early Movers programme in the Colombian Amazon. Drawing on observations and critiques by Indigenous rightsholders in the Middle Caquetá River and human rights insights from a legal complaint raised by one Indigenous community against the programme, we demonstrate the programme's inadequate protection of collective rights, especially relating to the fundamental right to free, prior and informed consent and the resulting inequitable benefit sharing. We focus on conflicting views between Indigenous and non-Indigenous actors over the definition of direct effects on Indigenous Peoples (which triggers the requirement for prior consultation and consent), the basis for inclusion of Indigenous Peoples as programme beneficiaries, and the role accorded to Indigenous science in such programmes. Notions of permission and consent in the customary law and economic practices of the concerned Indigenous Peoples are central to the conviviality and reproduction of human and non-human societies within their territories. To ensure more accountable and sustainable international environmental finance and conservation interventions, and to ensure respect for Indigenous Peoples' self-determination and territorial and cultural rights, we recommend that these initiatives adopt human rights-based, pluri-legal and intercultural approaches centring on the right to free, prior and informed consent as a structuring principle. Additionally, we call for more robust measures in forest and climate protection programmes, to recognize and respect customary law, collective property, traditional livelihoods and Indigenous science.
      PubDate: 2023-04-19
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322001636
  • Reimagining conservation practice: Indigenous self-determination and
           collaboration in Papua New Guinea

    • Authors: Aini; John, West, Paige, Amepou, Yolarnie, Piskaut, Michael Ladi, Gasot, Cornelius, James, Rachel S., Roberts, Jason Steadman, Nason, Patrick, Brachey, Anna Elyse
      Pages: 350 - 359
      Abstract: Here we describe a 14-year collaboration in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, between an Indigenous NGO, Indigenous scientists and international researchers. New Ireland is a marine province in the Western Pacific region where most residents depend on fishing, marine gleaning and small-scale gardening for their livelihoods. Ailan Awareness is a locally founded and managed NGO that focuses on the strengthening of Indigenous sovereignty regarding biological, cultural and spiritual diversity as well as fostering Indigenous epistemology practices and strengthening biocultural diversity. In partnership with anthropological researchers, Ailan Awareness has designed an approach to marine conservation informed by the growing field of decolonial research practices. By working to empower coastal communities to make decisions about their marine and cultural resources using a mix of Indigenous, anthropological and scientific methods and giving primacy to strengthening Indigenous modes of knowledge production and the role of community Elders, Ailan Awareness addresses a major gap in the efforts of the national government and international NGOs: giving the people most directly affected by declining biodiversity and loss of tradition the support and tools required to design and carry out the strengthening of both biological diversity and traditional social practices. In this paper we describe the methodology used by Ailan Awareness and the history of collaboration that resulted in these methods.
      PubDate: 2023-03-14
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532200103X
  • The gap between policy and practice for human rights in conservation: a
           case study in Papua Province, Indonesia

    • Authors: Barnes; Paul A., Aninta, Sabhrina Gita, Ariyanto, Tomi, Holle, Mukhlish Jamal Musa, Ikhawan, M. Khairul, Jayanto, Herdhanu
      Pages: 360 - 369
      Abstract: The adverse effects that conservation can have on Indigenous Peoples and local communities have been known for decades. In recognition, governments and conservation organizations have adopted joint statements of intent and rolled out various individual measures to safeguard human rights. Nevertheless, a gap remains between policy and practice, as evidenced by numerous recent examples of human rights infringements because of the (in)actions of conservation. We present ethnographic research with people living adjacent to Pegunungan Cyclops, an IUCN category I(a) strict protected area in Papua Province, Indonesia, aiming to understand their experiences of conservation and provide some nuance regarding the gap between policy and practice in human rights and conservation. We uncovered feelings of injustice, discontent, confusion, an overall lack of consultation between local inhabitants and park managers and decades of contradictory policies and projects characterized by implementation problems stemming from scant resources. We also show how national struggles over rights and recognition are conflated and intertwined with local ones and how national and provincial policies can alter governance regimes, tenure arrangements and power relations locally. Despite the issues, our informants also recalled favourably instances in which partnerships between local inhabitants and other actors were well received because they were implemented through detailed consultation, producing management actions that better aligned with traditional practices. For people in the Cyclops Mountains today, the emerging avenues provided by the social forestry programme in Indonesia could be the most beneficial way to secure greater access to their lands, and conservationists can play a role in supporting this process.
      PubDate: 2023-05-09
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000066
  • The rights way forward: reconciling the right to food with biodiversity

    • Authors: Vasquez; Winy, Sunderland, Terry
      Pages: 370 - 378
      Abstract: The current paradigm of biodiversity conservation, with its continued focus on the notion of pristine nature, has resulted in the separation of humans and nature at the expense of both biological and cultural–linguistic diversity. The continued annexation of land for the cause of conservation has resulted in the curtailment of both rights and access to local and diverse food sources for many rural communities. Indigenous Peoples and local communities are fundamental to conserving biodiversity through sustainable use of nature despite repeated attempts to dispossess them from their lands, cultures and knowledge. It has been this traditional and land-based knowledge that has contributed to the conservation of biodiversity whilst also supporting healthy, diverse and nutritious diets. If we are to achieve a more just and sustainable future, we need to continue to centre conservation initiatives around rights, access and equity whilst respecting a plurality of perspectives, worldviews and knowledge systems. Here we review alternative approaches that help reconcile the right to food with biodiversity conservation, such as biocultural rights, rights-based approaches and integrated land management schemes, with the aim of identifying optimal ways forward for conservation that break away from the dichotomous view that pits people against nature and instead embrace the importance of this symbiotic relationship.
      PubDate: 2023-03-09
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000916
  • A new snow leopard record reflects the value of remote protected areas for

    • Authors: Wingard; Ganchimeg, Oyunbat, Rentsen, Zebrowski, Joseph, Reading, Richard, Garroutte, Erica, Tumurbaatar, Anandpurev, Otgongotob, Bayarsaikhan, Nyamsuren, Batsaikhan, Murdoch, James D.
      Pages: 386 - 388
      Abstract: As wildlife becomes more isolated in human-dominated and rapidly changing environments, species conservation requires investment in landscape connectivity. Identifying stepping stones (discrete areas of suitable habitat that facilitate the movement of dispersing individuals) can help meet connectivity goals. We report the occurrence of the snow leopard Panthera uncia in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia, over 250 km from the nearest known population, one of the easternmost records for the species. Ikh Nart Nature Reserve lies within a region considered highly resistant to movement but harbours high densities of argali sheep Ovis ammon and Siberian ibexes Capra sibirica, both important prey items for snow leopards. This occurrence reveals a new distribution record for the species, the capacity of the species to move across low-quality environments, the value of investment in community conservation and collaborative park management, and the role of remote protected areas such as Ikh Nart Nature Reserve as stepping stones for facilitating population expansion and broader connectivity to other potentially suitable but unoccupied areas.
      PubDate: 2023-01-26
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532200120X
  • First successful nest for the Vulnerable American crocodile Crocodylus
           acutus population on the west coast of Florida, USA

    • Authors: Bertone; Steve, Godahewa, Avishka, Balaguera-Reina, Sergio A., Briggs-Gonzalez, Venetia, Mazzotti, Frank J.
      Pages: 389 - 391
      Abstract: The American crocodile Crocodylus acutus occurs across the Americas, with its northernmost distribution being in South Florida, USA. This species has undergone severe declines across its range and is categorized globally as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and as Threatened on the U.S. Federal Endangered Species List. Long-term monitoring studies in the USA have documented a shift in American crocodile nesting activity and an expansion of its range throughout the southern and eastern coasts of South Florida. However, no successful American crocodile nests have been recorded until now on the west coast of South Florida. Here we document the American crocodile nest monitoring conducted during 1997–2021 at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the first successful nest from the west coast of South Florida for C. acutus. Marco Airport and McIlvane Marsh are the two main American crocodile nesting areas identified at the Reserve, with 92 nests and 3,586 eggs recorded during 1997–2021. We found most nests at Marco Airport (95.7%) and only four nests (4.3%) at McIlvane Marsh. To date, none of the nests found at Marco Airport have produced successful hatchlings. In contrast, hatchlings have been produced at McIlvane Marsh since nests were first documented there in 2020. We discuss the implications of our findings in terms of the future conservation of the species.
      PubDate: 2023-02-02
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322001119
  • Rediscovering Carduncellus matritensis: assessing the conservation status
           of an Iberian endemic

    • Authors: Luengo; Enrique, Martínez-Labarga, Juan Manuel, de Pablo, Rubén, Susanna, Alfonso, Vilatersana, Roser
      Pages: 401 - 404
      Abstract: The plant Carduncellus matritensis (Cardueae, Compositae) was formerly known from only a single locality: Cerro Negro in Madrid Province, Spain. It is one of the six endemic species of the Spanish flora considered to be extinct. The causes of its presumed extinction were anthropogenic: the growth of the city of Madrid subsumed the locality into the city, such that Cerro Negro is now a railway station. During 2021–2022 we discovered three new populations c. 50 km south of the type locality, with 130–166 mature individuals. Habitat fragmentation and degradation are the most significant threats facing the three populations. We categorize the conservation status of the species as Critically Endangered according to the IUCN Red List criteria. To avoid the loss of this species, we recommend both in situ (creation of micro-reserves) and ex situ (seed storage) conservation measures.
      PubDate: 2023-01-19
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322001296
  • Episodes and Tribulations of the African Ranger: A Tale of Tales by a
           Veteran Conservationist by Joseph Serugo (2020) 165 pp., TFK-Luminary
           Publishers, Kampala, Uganda. ISBN 978-9970-578-05-4 (pbk), UGX 35,000 (GBP

    • Authors: Scholte; Paul
      Pages: 405 - 405
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000339
  • Among Tigers: Fighting to Bring Back Asia's Big Cats by K. Ullas Karanth
           (2022) 256 pp., Chicago Review Press, Chicago, USA. ISBN 978-1-64160-654-7
           (hbk), USD 30.00.

    • Authors: Redford; Kent H.
      Pages: 405 - 406
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000200
  • Mycorrhizal Dynamics in Ecological Systems by Michael F. Allen (2022), 300
           pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 978-0-521-53910-4
           (pbk), GBP 39.99.

    • Authors: Dahlberg; Anders
      Pages: 406 - 407
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000327
  • Grants & opportunities

    • Pages: 408 - 408
      PubDate: 2023-05-22
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605323000534
  • Using double-observer surveys to monitor urial and ibex populations in the
           Hindu Kush of Wakhan National Park, Afghanistan

    • Authors: Moheb; Zalmai, Rajabi, Ali Madad, Jahed, Nasratullah, Ostrowski, Stéphane, Zahler, Peter I., Fuller, Todd K.
      Pages: 379 - 385
      Abstract: We surveyed the urial Ovis vignei and Siberian ibex Capra sibirica in the Hindu Kush mountain range of Wakhan National Park in north-eastern Afghanistan to determine their population status and identify potential drivers of population change. We conducted two double-observer ground surveys, in April–May 2015 and 2018, in 10 areas (total = 288 km2). Urial herds were mostly composed of both sexes (78% of observed herds), the mean adult sex ratio (females:males) was 100:70, and the mean female:juvenile ratio was 100:53. In 2018 we calculated a urial density of 35/100 km2, compared to 72/100 km2 in 2015. Ibex herds were mostly (79%) composed of both sexes, the mean adult sex ratio (females:males) was 100:103, and the mean female:juvenile ratio was 100:58. Ibex density estimates were similar in 2015 and 2018 (c. 250/100 km2). We discuss the usefulness of the double-observer methods for ungulate surveys, highlight the value of viewshed calculations and discuss the possible causes of urial population decline. To ensure the conservation of these ungulate populations, we recommend continued regular monitoring, measures to address poaching and research to clarify the taxonomical status of urials in Wakhan.
      PubDate: 2022-11-08
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000412
  • Exploring the demography and conservation needs of hawksbill sea turtles
           Eretmochelys imbricata in north-west Mexico

    • Authors: Martínez-Estévez; Lourdes, Angulo Angulo, Abelino, Astorga, Mayra Estrella, Becerra, Cosme Damián, Leyva, Nazario Campaña, Amador, Felipe Cuevas, Amador, Juan Pablo Cuevas, de la Vega Carvajal, Tania, Robledo, Anely Fernández, Gaos, Alexander R., Hart, Catherine E., Weaver, Amy Hudson, López, José Luis, Lucero, Jesus, Llamas, Israel, Mancini, Agnese, Oceguera, Karen, Seminoff, Jeffrey A., Tershy, Bernie R., Yañez, Ingrid L., Zavala-Norzagaray, Alan, Croll, Donald A.
      Pages: 392 - 400
      Abstract: The hawksbill sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata is categorized as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List and its population has declined by over 80% in the last century. The Eastern Pacific population is one of the most threatened hawksbill populations globally. Western Mexico is the northern distribution limit for hawksbill sea turtles in the Eastern Pacific and recent research indicates that the Mexican Pacific portion of the population is a separate management unit because of the restricted movements of these turtles. Here we use the most complete database of sighting records in the north-west Pacific of Mexico to identify sites where hawksbill turtles are present. We also develop a conservation index to determine the conservation status of hawksbill turtle sites. Our results demonstrate the importance of this region for juveniles and the relevance of rocky reefs and mangrove estuaries as habitats for hawksbill turtles. We identified 52 sites with records of hawksbill turtles. Most of these sites (71%) are not protected; however, sites with high conservation value included islands and coastal sites along the Baja California peninsula that are established as marine protected areas. Reefs and mangrove estuaries relevant for hawksbill turtles are probably also significant fish nursery areas that are important for local fishing communities, creating opportunities for conservation strategies that combine science, local engagement and policy to benefit both local fishing communities and hawksbill sea turtle conservation.
      PubDate: 2022-12-18
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000709
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