Conservation Letters presents cutting-edge advances in the science and practice of conserving biological diversity and promoting human well-being. The journal promotes high-impact, problem-focused studies on globally important, policy-relevant topics that provide conservation practitioners, policy-makers and researchers insights and techniques for better ensuring the persistence of biodiversity. The journal is committed to providing authors a rapid assessment and publication process.
Recovering predators create new wildlife management challenges
The protection and resurgence of major predators such as seals, sea lions and wolves has created new challenges for wildlife managers, including rising conflicts with people, other predators and, in some cases, risks to imperiled ...
African vultures declining at a critical rate
An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as 'Critically Endangered' ...
Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly ...
Whale watching impacts on minke whales are not likely to be a conservation threat
Wildlife tourism, like whale watching, can substantially disrupt the activities of the animals targeted but does it threaten populations with extinction?
Urban taste for bushmeat poses threat to Amazonian wildlife
Research has uncovered alarming evidence of an under-reported wild-meat crisis in the heart of Amazonia.
Research partnership is key to biodiversity conservation
A new policy paper led by University of York scientists, in partnership with Proforest, aims to increase awareness among researchers of the High Conservation Value (HCV) approach to safeguarding ecosystems and species.
Plan to delist gray wolf endangers other threatened species, researchers find
The federal government's proposal to discontinue protection for the gray wolf across the United States could have the unintended consequence of endangering other species, researchers say.
Study: World's primary forests on the brink, study says
An international team of conservationist scientists and practitioners has published new research showing the precarious state of the world's primary forests.
Researchers: Yellowstone grizzlies not in decline
(AP)—A government-sponsored research team says there are no signs of decline among Yellowstone's grizzly bears despite warnings from outside scientists.
Buzzards less likely than humans to kill pheasants, study finds
Scientists have shown that pheasants are more likely to be killed by people than by birds of prey.