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.
Bats wake up and smell the coffee
A team from the University of Leeds, UK, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore and Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, surveyed bats in the southern Western Ghats, in the first detailed study of the impact ...
Bringing the Tasmanian devil back to mainland Australia would restore ecosystem health
Reintroducing Tasmanian devils to the mainland could improve biodiversity by limiting the spread of red foxes and feral cats in habitats where dingoes have been culled, a new study suggests.
Can habitat protection save our disappearing bats?
In summertime, bats are a common feature in the night sky, swooping around backyards to gobble up mosquitos. Bats also help with crops: they act as a natural pesticide by feeding on harmful insects.
Study reveals largest turtle breeding colony in the Atlantic
A new study from the University of Exeter has revealed that the Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle considered a regional conservation priority.
Some frogs surviving deadly chytrid fungus infection
Australian scientists have found that some native frogs are winning their war against the world's most devastating frog-killer – the chytrid fungus – while others are losing it.
Avian ecologists combine bird survey data to ID vulnerable boreal species
Continent-wide bird surveys play an important role in conservation, says avian ecologist Joel Ralston at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they can miss rare or isolated species whose habitat is off the beaten ...
Pangolin trade study highlights the need for urgent reforms to CITES
New research by conservationists at the University of Kent suggests that in order to manage trade-threatened species more effectively the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ...
New insight into lethal fungus infection in wildlife
The introduction of a lethal fungus infection that could threaten the UK's amphibian populations has not been caused by exposure to infected colonies of African clawed frogs, according to new research from the Universities ...
Best conservation practices consider both genetics and biology
Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the seed.
Identifying species imperiled by the wildlife trade may require a trip to the market
Scientists, conservationists and governments could have a new weapon in their struggle to gauge—and halt—the devastation of the wildlife trade on populations of prized animals: the very markets where the animals are bought ...