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Conservation Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 278)
Biological Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 247)
Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 195)
Ecological Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 139)
Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Global Ecology and Biogeography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Ecology and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Animal Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Functional Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Restoration Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Diversity and Distributions     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
Nature Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Landscape and Urban Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Environmental and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal for Nature Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of the Institute of Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Conservation Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ecological Restoration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Forest Policy and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Oryx     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Wildlife Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Industrial Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Studies in Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Nature Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Lakes & Reservoirs Research & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Global Ecology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Wildfowl     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Challenges in Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Arid Land Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ideas in Ecology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of East African Natural History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Environmental and Sustainability Indicators     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Natural Resources Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Advanced Sustainable Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Urban Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Earth's Future     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Natural Resources and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Wildlife Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Environment Conservation Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Environment and Planning E : Nature and Space     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ethnobiology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Plant Conservation: Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archeomatica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Sustainable Mining     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecological Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AICCM Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Neotropical Biology and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable Earth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Paper Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Soil and Water Conservation Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eastern European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pacific Conservation Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Madagascar Conservation & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Countryside     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conservation Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wildlife Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Threatened Taxa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tropical Conservation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Park Watch     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conservación Vegetal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
Recursos Rurais     Open Access  
Madera y Bosques     Open Access  
Intervención     Open Access  
Soil Ecology Letters     Hybrid Journal  
Tropical Ecology     Hybrid Journal  
Socio-Ecological Practice Research     Hybrid Journal  
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Water Conservation Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Nepalese Journal of Development and Rural Studies     Open Access  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Sustainable Environment Agricultural Science (SEAS)     Open Access  
Savana Cendana     Open Access  
Arcada : Revista de conservación del patrimonio cultural     Open Access  
Nusantara Bioscience     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Conservation     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management     Open Access  
One Ecosystem     Open Access  
Revista de Direito e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Ambiens. Revista Iberoamericana Universitaria en Ambiente, Sociedad y Sustentabilidad     Open Access  
Revista Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Ambientales     Open Access  
Recycling     Open Access  
Revista Memorare     Open Access  
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access  
Julius-Kühn-Archiv     Open Access  
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access  
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription  
Regional Sustainability     Open Access  
Interações (Campo Grande)     Open Access  

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  • ORX volume 56 issue 5 Cover and Front matter

    • Pages: 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000953
  • ORX volume 56 issue 5 Cover and Back matter

    • Pages: 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000965
  • Capacity development for conservation

    • Authors: O'Connell; Mark, Carter, Marianne
      Pages: 641 - 642
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000941
  • Briefly

    • Pages: 643 - 648
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000886
  • Conservation Leadership Programme 2022 Team Awards announced

    • Authors: Tointon; Kate
      Pages: 649 - 649
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000783
  • Sedentarization of the striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena in Dghoumes National
           Park, Tunisia

    • Authors: Meliane; Mohamed Khalil, Saidi, Amira, Petretto, Marie, Woodfine, Tim, Riordan, Philip, Gilbert, Tania
      Pages: 649 - 650
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000837
  • Rediscovery of the striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena in the central High Atlas
           after 22 years

    • Authors: El Alami; Abderrazak, Bouzid, El Mustapha, Fattah, Aderrazzak
      Pages: 650 - 650
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532200076X
  • Successful ex situ conservation of Salvia daiguii

    • Authors: Xiao; Hanwen, Huang, Yanbo, Wei, Yukun
      Pages: 650 - 651
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000771
  • Little time left to conserve the Asiatic cheetah

    • Authors: Parchizadeh; Jamshid, Belant, Jerrold L.
      Pages: 651 - 651
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000795
  • The road home for Przewalski's horse in China

    • Authors: Ji; Shengnan, Zhu, Yanpeng, Cui, Shaopeng, Deng, Huaiqing, Li, Chunwang
      Pages: 652 - 652
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000758
  • Protecting Przewalski's gazelle

    • Authors: Cai; Zhenyuan, Zhang, Jingjie, Song, Pengfei, Zhang, Tongzuo
      Pages: 652 - 653
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000849
  • Using the precautionary principle to halt mining and save the Endangered
           Andean cat in Chile

    • Authors: Villalobos; Rodrigo, Moreira-Arce, Darío, Hernández, Felipe, Castro-Pastene, Carlos
      Pages: 653 - 653
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000801
  • A systems framework for planning and evaluating capacity development in
           conservation: recommendations for practitioners

    • Authors: Porzecanski; Ana L., Sterling, Eleanor J., Copsey, Jamieson A., Appleton, Michael R., Barborak, James R., Bruyere, Brett L., Bynum, Nora, Farmer, Kay H., Finchum, Ryan, Rakotobe, Domoina, Stanoss, Ricardo B., Valdés-Velásquez, Armando
      Pages: 671 - 680
      Abstract: Capacity development is increasingly recognized as central to conservation goals. Efforts to develop individual, organizational and societal capacity underpin direct investments in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, and sustain their impact over time. In the face of urgent needs and increasingly complex contexts for conservation the sector not only needs more capacity development, it needs new approaches to capacity development. The sector is embracing the dynamic relationships between the ecological, political, social and economic dimensions of conservation. Capacity development practitioners should ensure that individuals, organizations and communities are prepared to work effectively in these complex environments of constant change to transform the systems that drive biodiversity loss and unsustainable, unequitable resource use. Here we advocate for a systems view of capacity development. We propose a conceptual framework that aligns capacity development components with all stages of conservation efforts, fosters attention to context, and coordinates with parallel efforts to engage across practitioners and sectors for more systemic impact. Furthermore, we highlight a need for practitioners to target, measure and support vital elements of capacity that have traditionally received less attention, such as values and motivation, leadership and organizational culture, and governance and participation by using approaches from psychology, the social sciences and systems thinking. Drawing from conservation and other sectors, we highlight examples of approaches that can support reflective practice, so capacity development practitioners can better understand the factors that favour or hinder effectiveness of interventions and influence system-wide change.
      PubDate: 2022-02-01
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532100154X
  • What makes conservationists persevere' Resilience strategies at work

    • Authors: Loffeld; Thirza A.C., Black, Simon A., Carter, Marianne, Sterling, Eleanor, Humle, Tatyana
      Pages: 681 - 690
      Abstract: Conservation professionals face cognitively and emotionally demanding tasks and a wide range of working conditions, including high levels of uncertainty (e.g. the socio-political contexts in which they must function, possible long hours and isolation from friends and family). Resilience (i.e. positive adaptation to professional challenges) can help individuals thrive in their roles. We interviewed 22 conservationists with professional experience working in low-income countries with high biodiversity and explored what helped and what hindered them in their work. We used thematic analysis to identify factors related to positive and negative psychological states and strategies to promote resilience at work. The results revealed factors that were associated with positive psychological states, including achievements and recognition for work. Organizational policies and administration, especially perceived unfairness regarding salaries, recruitment policies and promotion, were associated with negative psychological states, as were other factors related to the job context. Respondents shared their professional resilience strategies such as aligning work with one's values, and personal reflection and goal setting. We recommend that organizations support their employees in the process of building resilience by addressing basic needs and motivational factors.
      PubDate: 2022-07-27
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000680
  • Professional development in conservation: an effectiveness framework

    • Authors: Loffeld; Thirza A. C., Humle, Tatyana, Cheyne, Susan M., Black, Simon A.
      Pages: 691 - 700
      Abstract: Contemporary conservation professionals are part of a workforce focused on overcoming complex challenges under great time pressure. The characteristics of conservation work, and in particular the evolving demands placed on the workforce, mean that to remain effective these professionals need to enhance their skills and abilities continually. Currently, there are no sector-wide guidelines to promote systematic professional development that addresses both individual and organizational learning. This study builds upon existing knowledge from other sectors by examining professional development in conservation through an in-depth qualitative thematic analysis of interviews with 22 conservation professionals, resulting in an effectiveness framework for professional development in the conservation sector. Our findings indicate how individuals’ motivation to learn, proactivity, open-mindedness towards alternative information and views were considered preconditions for effective professional development. A balance between organizational goals and career ambitions was found essential to maintain this motivation to learn and vital for staff retention and preservation of institutional knowledge. Professional development plans may help distinguish between individual career aspirations and organizational objectives and aid a discussion between staff and management on how to balance the two. Leaders have the opportunity to remove barriers to effective professional development. We discuss solutions to overcome specific barriers, to promote an inclusive approach for diverse learners through provision of opportunities, effective learning design, and resource distribution for professional development. This effectiveness framework can be used by conservationists and conservation organizations to plan and decide on professional development.
      PubDate: 2022-03-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605321000648
  • Beyond skills and knowledge: the role of self-efficacy and peer networks
           in building capacity for species conservation planning

    • Authors: Bruyere; Brett L., Copsey, Jamieson, Walker, Sarah E.
      Pages: 701 - 709
      Abstract: Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest global challenges and requires substantial investment in building the capacity of conservation professionals to design and implement robust conservation plans. In this study, we surveyed 155 past participants of training in facilitating species conservation planning processes given by the Conservation Planning Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Based on a recently developed theory of change for the training, we examined how and to what extent the training contributed to the desired outcome of increasing trainees’ capacity for leading the design and facilitation of species conservation planning processes. Our results indicate that recall of training content, self-efficacy (an individual's belief they can complete a specific task or behaviour successfully) and peer network participation had significant impacts on the outcome of applying training content in the workplace. Furthermore, our results suggest that self-efficacy played a highly influential role in trainees' participation in species conservation planning post-training. The implications of this research point to designing conservation training that considers not only the skills and knowledge to be gained by learners but also the strategies that enhance trainees' self-efficacy in applying new skills and knowledge and in establishing peer networks to support trainees in turning training objectives into realities.
      PubDate: 2022-05-31
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000023
  • Using a theory of change to evaluate the impact of a conservation training
           programme: a practitioner's perspective

    • Authors: Gerrie; Rachael M., Concannon, Lianne, Copsey, Jamieson A., Wright, Tim, Young, Richard P.
      Pages: 720 - 727
      Abstract: Training plays a central role in the pursuit of conservation goals, and it is vital to know if it is having the desired effect. However, evaluating the difference it makes is notoriously challenging. Here, we present a practitioner's perspective on overcoming these challenges and developing a framework for ongoing evaluation of a conservation training programme. To do this, we first created a theory of change, describing the pathway of change we expect from training delivery to conservation impact. This provided the clarity and structure needed to identify indicators of change in the short, medium and long term. For data collection, we utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a more complete understanding of the change expected and capture any that might be unexpected. However, the more time that passes since a training event, the more difficult it becomes to attribute results; in response, we shifted predominantly to the use of qualitative methods to understand the long-term results achieved. After 3 years of implementation, this framework has enabled us to measure the difference our training makes to individuals and their work, and to provide evidence for the contribution it makes to achieving conservation impact. We believe that the lessons learnt can be used to improve the evaluation of training activities across the conservation sector and maximize the impact they achieve.
      PubDate: 2022-04-06
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605321001551
  • Donor perspectives on strengthening capacity development for conservation

    • Authors: Santy; Andrea, Loffeld, Thirza A.C., Paterson, Stuart, Copsey, Jamieson A., Bakarr, Mohamed I., Rainer, Helga, Rehse, Eva, Bjorgvinsdottir, Steina, Scholfield, Katy, Kiragu Mwangi, Mike A., Christen, Catherine A.
      Pages: 740 - 743
      Abstract: Global perspectives on the pathways for developing capacity for conservation remain limited. Hindering the robustness of solutions is a dearth of opportunities to foster discussion and dialogue among capacity development practitioners, academics, partners, beneficiaries and donors. Additionally, little is known about donor perspectives on capacity development, and about pathways to developing a more sustainable investment in capacity development for conservation. The 2019 Capacity Building for Conservation Conference in London, UK, provided a unique opportunity to convene more than 150 capacity development practitioners from the global conservation community. The Conference included structured opportunities to hear donor perspectives on strengthening capacity development. Session leaders took detailed notes to document donor perspectives and the discussions around them. A thematic analysis of this empirical evidence resulted in the identification of four key themes with corresponding recommendations, consisting of (1) collaborative design of capacity development initiatives, (2) monitoring and evaluation, (3) longer-term and flexible investments, and (4) building strong relationships between donors and grantees. Given the Convention on Biological Diversity is currently drafting the long-term strategic framework for capacity development post-2020, and global calls to protect significant portions of our land- and seascapes, our recommendations are timely and may inform a way forward.
      PubDate: 2022-07-25
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000746
  • Capacity and leadership development for wildlife conservation in
           sub-Saharan Africa: assessment of a programme linking training and

    • Authors: Abu-Bakarr; Ibrahim, Bakarr, Mohamed I., Gelman, Nancy, Johnny, Jonathan, Kamanda, Philip Jimia, Killian, Dan, Lebbie, Aiah, Murphy, Melanie, Ntongho, Anne, O'Connor, Sheila, Sam-Mbomah, Edwin, Thulla, Philip Foday Yamba, Wadsworth, Richard
      Pages: 744 - 752
      Abstract: As threats facing wildlife and protected areas across Africa increase, demand for innovative and transformational leadership to tackle the challenges remains high. Traditional academic training programmes are playing a critical role in meeting capacity development needs, yet opportunities for strengthening leadership capabilities are limited. This was the rationale behind Mentoring for ENvironmental Training in Outreach and Resource conservation (MENTOR), initiated in 2007 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through a collaborative effort with various partners to support conservation leadership and capacity development across sub-Saharan Africa. Five independent programmes were implemented over a decade, each designed to combine rigorous academic and field-based training with mentoring and experiential learning for teams of 8–9 fellows selected through a competitive process. It was envisioned that this approach to leadership and capacity development would strengthen the resolve, capabilities and competences of the fellows and position them as conservation leaders. Using data from interviews and online surveys, we assessed three key aspects of the programmes: strategic relevance and design; progress, effectiveness and impact; and sustainability. Overall, we found that all five programmes successfully delivered the objective of strengthening leadership for conservation in Africa, with the cadre of professionals acquiring new skills and expertise to advance their careers, and developing life-long relationships and networks. We discuss the potential of this approach for developing African conservation leaders.
      PubDate: 2022-05-23
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605321000855
  • Assessing national-level provision of conservation capacity building:
           lessons learnt from a case study of Kenya

    • Authors: O'Connell; Mark, Donnison, Amy, Lynch, Kenny, Bennett, Rachel
      Pages: 753 - 759
      Abstract: As global environmental pressures grow, the need for delivering relevant and sustainable capacity building in conservation has never been greater. Individuals, organizations and communities need the skills, knowledge and information that allow them to address environmental issues at a variety of spatial scales and in diverse contexts. Capacity is currently built through a range of activities, including tertiary education, training courses, online learning, mentoring and continuing professional development. However, a significant proportion of the current capacity-building provision is non-strategic, project-based and reactive. The conservation sector still lacks a coordinated approach to capacity building linked to broader conservation goals. Without an assessment of current capacity-building provision and future capacity needs, the delivery of capacity building in conservation will remain fundamentally ad hoc. The need for strategic conservation capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa has been identified and here we report on the first collation of online material to assess current conservation capacity provision in Kenya (the country with the greatest online capacity-building presence). We reviewed a total of 177 capacity-building initiatives delivered during 2014–2019 and recorded 55 separate metrics for each initiative. We present: (1) a broad overview of the data collation methods developed, (2) examples of data that will support strategic capacity-building strategies, and (3) the lessons learnt from this assessment.
      PubDate: 2022-06-29
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000345
  • Strengthening capacity for species conservation in South-east Asia: a
           provisional assessment of needs and opportunities for the Asian Species
           Action Partnership

    • Authors: Chao; Nerissa, Loffeld, Thirza A. C., Mastro, Kate, Willcox, Daniel H. A., Guthrie, Vicki, Rao, Madhu
      Pages: 760 - 763
      Abstract: South-east Asia is home to exceptional biodiversity, but threats to vertebrate species are disproportionately high in this region. The IUCN Species Survival Commission Asian Species Action Partnership aims to avert species extinctions. Strengthening individual and organizational capacity is key to achieving long-term, sustainable conservation impact, and is a core strategic intervention for the Partnership. To look at the needs and opportunities for developing capacity for species conservation in South-east Asia, we undertook a needs assessment with organizations implementing species conservation within this region. We conducted a review of available training opportunities, mapping them against a list of identified competences needed for species conservation to determine gaps in current training. Our assessments revealed an imbalance in the focus of training opportunities vs the actual competences needed for effective species conservation, and that training opportunities within South-east Asia are limited in number and highly competitive. These findings corroborate other similar reviews, particularly on capacity gaps in the Global South. We discuss the implications of our review and use the findings to generate recommendations.
      PubDate: 2022-02-09
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605321001010
  • Capacity development challenges and solutions for Natura 2000: an approach
           through blended learning

    • Authors: Campagnaro; Thomas, McIntosh, Neil, Trentanovi, Giovanni, Sitzia, Tommaso
      Pages: 764 - 773
      Abstract: Capacity development is essential for the effective management of protected areas and for achieving successful biodiversity conservation. European Natura 2000 sites form an extensive network of protected areas and developing the capacity of staff at all levels is a priority that will positively influence the appropriate implementation of conservation actions. In this study we identify the main challenges and potential solutions to developing the skills, knowledge and tools required for effective Natura 2000 site management. Our findings are based on a case study of the European project LIFE e-Natura2000.edu, which focuses on capacity development in practical biodiversity conservation and management through integrated and blended learning experiences (i.e. a combination of face-to-face and virtual teaching). We illustrate the main elements for successfully building capacity within a variety of knowledge and experience backgrounds and operating levels related to the management of Natura 2000 sites. Multifaceted, blended learning approaches are key to tackling the various needs of Natura 2000 managers in terms of skills, knowledge and tools.
      PubDate: 2022-08-12
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000679
  • Using citizen science to study a mesocarnivore: the jungle cat Felis chaus
           in Sri Lanka

    • Authors: Miththapala; Sriyanie, Dertien, Jeremy, Liyanage, Nirosha, Mirando, Niroshan, Ratnayaka, Anya Avanthi Weerawardana, Thudugala, Ashan, Wijesinghe, Darshani, Goonatilake, Sampath de Alwis
      Pages: 782 - 788
      Abstract: We used citizen science and inexpensive methodology to assess the distribution of the jungle cat Felis chaus, a relatively common species in Sri Lanka but the least studied of the four wild cat species occurring in the country. We obtained three types of records of the jungle cat: geo-referenced photographs of the species from the public; sightings obtained from print and social media, and provided via an online sighting form; and sightings by field biologists. We combined the 112 unique records obtained in this way with the 21 records from the 2012 National Red List distribution map of the species, and used MaxEnt to predict habitat suitability for the species. The new sightings were primarily in drier regions, expanding the known extent of occurrence for this species in Sri Lanka. Of the new sightings, 7.1% were road kills. Distance to nearest riverine forest, annual precipitation and distance to the nearest reservoir were the most important variables explaining habitat suitability. These findings validate our hypotheses that the species is more widespread than demonstrated previously and also ranges in human-dominated landscapes outside protected areas. Our study provides a model for how ecological and behavioural information for common species can be obtained inexpensively and incorporated into species distribution models. Studies of species such as the jungle cat, which are neither threatened nor charismatic, will help ensure that we keep common species common.
      PubDate: 2022-05-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605321000764
  • Surveys of the Angolan coast uncover the largest olive ridley sea turtle
           nesting population in the Atlantic and the largest non-arribada population

    • Authors: Morais; Miguel, Tiwari, Manjula
      Pages: 789 - 797
      Abstract: Knowledge of the abundance and distribution of species is important for designing and prioritizing conservation and management activities. Despite numerous existing studies on the distribution and status of sea turtles, we still lack knowledge about certain populations, especially in Angola, which is considered to be the southernmost range of nesting sea turtles in the eastern Atlantic. This study provides an overview of the status, size and distribution of the olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea population nesting along the coast of Angola, and its relevance in the context of other olive ridley turtle nesting populations in the Atlantic. Aerial and ground surveys were conducted along 1,410 km of Angolan coastline and daily beach monitoring over 53.9 km of seven permanent study sites at a range of latitudes during 2011–2020. Angola hosts the largest olive ridley turtle nesting population in the Atlantic, and the largest non-arribada population globally. Although the population appeared relatively stable, the pressures from various threats on land (e.g. consumption of turtles and eggs) and at sea (captures in fishing gear) necessitate the development of a comprehensive management plan, improved and strengthened legislation and law enforcement, and a cohesive approach to conserving all sea turtle species in Angola.
      PubDate: 2022-03-24
      DOI: 10.1017/S003060532100065X
  • Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs (2021) 368 pp., Scribe,
           London, UK. ISBN 978-1-913348-80-9 (pbk), GBP 9.99.

    • Authors: Sharp; Annkathrin
      Pages: 798 - 798
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000825
  • Restoring the Balance: What Wolves Tell Us about Our Relationship with
           Nature by John A. Vucetich (2021) 416 pp., Johns Hopkins University Press,
           Baltimore, USA. ISBN 978-1-4214-4155-9 (hbk), USD 49.95.

    • Authors: Messager; Sophie
      Pages: 798 - 799
      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000813
  • Grants and opportunities

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      PubDate: 2022-08-30
      DOI: 10.1017/S0030605322000898
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