Wildlife Conservation: Managing Resources for a Sustainable World
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 20377
Interests: wildlife ecology; biology and management; human–wildlife coexistence; natural and modified habitats; ornithology; conservation conflicts; biological invasions; population dynamics; spatial ecology; environmental monitoring
The unprecedented rate of vertebrate species loss over the last century, up to 100 times higher than the pre-human background rate, indicates that a sixth mass extinction is already underway. Human activities, particularly habitat loss, overexploitation for economic gain, and climate change, are considered responsible for the exceptionally rapid loss of animal species.
Sustainability is achieved when the goals of its three basic components, society, environment, and economy, are satisfied. The loss and decline of wildlife species and populations destabilizes trophic webs, thus compromising ecosystem function and health. Such consequences also negatively affect society and the economy. There is, therefore, an urgent need for research on wildlife conservation and management in order to avert a true sixth mass extinction, maintain healthy wildlife populations, and thus contribute towards a sustainable world for future generations.
The scientific community has recognized this need and current research has been increasingly involved in multidisciplinary studies including disciplines related to all sustainability components, such as ecology, wildlife biology and management, conservation biology, social sciences, environmental psychology, humanities, and environmental economics.
In this Special Issue, we aim to present a collection of state-of-the-art research on the conservation and management of wildlife species under the framework of sustainability. In doing so, wildlife conservationists and managers will be presented with a holistic view of the current problems and proposed solutions that could be useful as a guide for successfully designing and implementing conservation and management plans. Research might involve the study of:
- species, their habitats, and factors that might influence their temporal dynamics and spatial distribution from the local to the global scale (e.g., climate change, poaching, biological invasions, logging, forest fires, wetland loss, urbanization);
- human–wildlife relationships: attitudes and behaviors towards species and conservation and management practices, hunting, and conservation conflicts; or
- wildlife economics: the willingness to pay for species conservation and management, wildlife recreation and tourism, game and hunting, and wildlife farming.
We eagerly welcome your contributions related to wildlife conservation for sustainability, including quantitative and qualitative research, methodological advances, and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Vasilios Liordos
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- global change
- anthropogenic pressures
- resource management
- ecosystem health
- human well-being
- sustainable development
- wildlife resources
- conservation conflicts
- conservation biology