Special Issue "Conservation of Endangered Animals and Protection of Their Habitats"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. John L. Koprowski
Wildlife Conservation & Management, School of Natural Resources & the Environment (SNRE), University of Arizona, 325 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Interests: conservation biology of terrestrial vertebrates; behavioral and population ecology; social behavior; forest management; urban wildlife; threatened and endangered species; ecology and conservation of squirrels; climate change
While the value of biodiversity is increasingly appreciated by society, the challenges to stem the losses in biodiversity remain extensive and the timescale short. The pressures experienced by animal populations in the face of global change due to natural and anthropogenic forces are often immense. Persistence of animal populations in the face of environmental changes that alter habitat quality due to climate change, human population pressures and development, invasive species, disease spread, and a myriad of other factors is the issue that confronts many researchers studying biodiversity. The conservation of endangered animal species exemplifies the complexity of the challenges of the future. We must deal with the biological intricacies caused by rarity in numbers in concert with the nuances of habitat conservation and restoration that are influenced by social, economic, and ecological factors. The essays in this volume will detail a diversity of approaches to the challenges with examples of success tempered by a sense of the enormity of future efforts.
Prof. Dr. John L. Koprowski
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- animal conservation
- threatened and endangered species
- conservation biology
- wildlife conservation
- wildlife management
- population viability
- habitat restoration
- red list species
Article: Modelling Niche Differentiation of Co-Existing, Elusive and Morphologically Similar Species: A Case Study of Four Macaque Species in Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area, Laos
Animals 2013, 3(1), 45-62; doi:10.3390/ani3010045
Received: 8 January 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 30 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (327 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Animals 2013, 3(3), 670-679; doi:10.3390/ani3030670
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 25 July 2013 / Accepted: 25 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (421 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: An Attempt at Captive Breeding of the Endangered Newt Echinotriton andersoni, from the Central Ryukyus in Japan
Animals 2013, 3(3), 680-692; doi:10.3390/ani3030680
Received: 7 June 2013; in revised form: 25 July 2013 / Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (765 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Animals 2013, 3(3), 722-744; doi:10.3390/ani3030722
Received: 24 July 2013; in revised form: 6 August 2013 / Accepted: 7 August 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (215 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Uncertainty in Population Estimates for Endangered Animals and Improving the Recovery Process
Animals 2013, 3(3), 745-753; doi:10.3390/ani3030745
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 5 August 2013 / Accepted: 7 August 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (143 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 9 August 2013