Animal Conservation

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Edited By: Res Altwegg, Darren Evans, John Ewen, Trenton Garner, Matthew Gompper, Iain Gordon, Jeff A. Johnson and Nathalie Pettorelli

Impact Factor: 2.524

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 9/42 (Biodiversity Conservation); 52/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1469-1795

Associated Title(s): International Zoo Yearbook, Journal of Zoology, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

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Special Issue

Moving Towards Greater Success in Translocations: Recent Advances from the Herpetofauna

 Moving Towards Greater Success in Translocations: Recent Advances from the HerpetofaunaThis Animal Conservation Special Issue has been collated to present a collection of articles covering recent advances in conservation translocations from one under-represented taxonomic group, herpetofauna. We hope this issue will provide a valuable resource to the translocation community and help guide amphibian and reptile translocations in the future.

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Latest Featured Paper and Commentaries. Free Access!

Feature paper:
A green strategy for shark attack mitigation off Recife, Brazil
F. H. V. Hazin and A. S. Afonso

Moving beyond lethal programs for shark hazard mitigation

J. J. Meeuwig and L. C. Ferreira

Keeping swimmers safe without killing sharks is a revolution in shark control
D. Shiffman

A conservation approach to prevention of shark attacks off Recife, Brazil
F. H. V. Hazin and A. S. Afonso

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Animal Conservation in the News


Polar Bear (Cub) , Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska. Credit: Alan D. WilsonLow MHC variation in the polar bear: implications in the face of Arctic warming? has been highlighted in New Scientist

Photo credit: Alan D. Wilson, 2007

Institute of Hydrobiology of the Chinese Academy of SciencesDistribution patterns of Yangtze finless porpoises in the Yangtze River: implications for reserve management has been highlighted on BBC News

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Letters from the Conservation Front Line

Virtual Issue

Domestic Carnivores and Wildlife Conservation

 Domestic Carnivores and Wildlife Conservation Within the field of conservation ecology, the importance of invasive species has long been recognized. Invasive animals are of particular concern when they are vertebrate carnivores, perhaps because these taxa are able to persist in diverse habitats and once comfortably embedded in these novel setting, are often able to instigate strong declines in prey species, or indeed, trophic cascades. The pages of Animal Conservation are littered with articles on invasive vertebrate carnivores. Read More

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The 2014 Five Year Impact Factor for Animal Conservation is 3.286!