Special Issue "Welfare of Wild Vertebrates"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: welfare of wild vertebrates; wildlife management; human-wildlife conflict; wildlife trade
The welfare of wild animals has received significantly less attention than has the welfare of their domesticated counterparts, such as farm, companion, and laboratory animals. This may be because people feel more responsible for animals held in captivity, or because wild animals and the impacts upon them are ‘out of sight and out of mind’. Nonetheless, people affect wild animal welfare in countless ways, whether directly or indirectly, deliberately or not—many of these ways are no doubt yet to be identified, but conspicuous examples include ‘pest’ management, development, wildlife tourism, wildlife trade, wildlife conservation, recreational hunting, etc.
Original manuscripts that address any of the issues in wild vertebrate welfare are invited for this Special Issue, particularly those that: (1) Assess welfare impacts associated with anthropogenic activities; (2) assess methods of reducing anthropogenic welfare impacts; or (3) identify and/or quantify welfare impacts that have not previously been recognised.
Dr. Sandra Baker
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- animal welfare
- human-wildlife conflict
- welfare assessment
- welfare domains
- welfare impact