Biological Conservation is an international leading journal in the discipline of conservation biology. The journal publishes articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, and economic dimensions of conservation and natural resource management. The primary aim of Biological Conservation is the publication of high-quality papers that advance the science and practice of conservation, or which demonstrate the application of conservation principles for natural resource management and policy. Therefore it will be of interest to a broad international readership.
Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, study finds
(Phys.org) —Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.
Saving seeds the right way can save the world's plants
Exotic pests, shrinking ranges and a changing climate threaten some of the world's most rare and ecologically important plants, and so conservationists establish seed collections to save the seeds in banks ...
Snubbing lion hunters could preserve the endangered animals
For hundreds of years young men from some ethnic groups in Tanzania, called "lion dancers" because they elaborately acted out their lion killing for spectators, were richly rewarded for killing lions that ...
Genetic diversity approved for translocated bandicoots
Genetic diversity among translocated populations of golden bandicoots (Isoodon auratus) in the north-west has been assessed by WA researchers to determine their ongoing viability.
Variety the spice of life for pollinating insects
Planting a variety of flowers on farmland could boost the number and diversity of pollinating insects, according to new research.
Dieback devastates south-west bird communities
In the first study of its kind, researchers have investigated how dieback negatively impacts bird communities in south-western Australia by altering the structure of vegetation and causing the loss of flower ...
Sea snake at risk of being lost in hybrid swarm
A University of Adelaide-led project has found that the endangered dusky sea snake is even more at risk of extinction than thought because of surprising cross-species hybridisation.
'Affordable housing' for reptiles
Naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia's reptiles, scientists have proposed.
New large population of chimpanzees discovered
(Phys.org) —With great ape populations in fast decline, it is crucial to obtain a global picture of their distribution and abundance, in order to channel and direct conservation activities to where they ...
Communities prepared to be resettled for sake of conserving tigers
Research from the University of Kent has revealed that people in the western Terai Arc Landscape, India, are prepared to relocate their homes and families to help conserve tigers.
Study shows captive breeding no help to endangered woodrat
(Phys.org) —Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the ecologically important rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new University of Florida ...
Porpoises on European coasts maintain their populations but migrate southwards
Seven oceanographic research vessels and three light aircrafts from the SCANSII Project have recorded the abundance and distribution of small cetaceans in the waters of the European Atlantic shelf. Their results reveal that ...
Sea turtle's DNA records human exploitation
(Phys.org) —Endangered and iconic sea turtles have a record in their DNA pointing to loss of genetic diversity caused by recent human exploitation, a Flinders University study has revealed for the first ...
A functional forest ecosystem is more than just trees
In 2011, the University of Jyväskylä held an academic conference on the ecological restoration of forests. The conference was visited by 53 researchers from 10 European countries. Now the researchers' ideas and discussions ...
Do conservation scientists work too hard?
An international study of the work habits of conservation biologists suggests that they do work very hard—producing a substantial amount of work late at night and over weekends. The results have been published ...