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Special Issue "Mammal Trapping, Wildlife Conservation, and Animal Welfare"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Wildlife".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 10323
Special Issue Editor
Interests: wildlife ecology and management; mammalogy; ungulates; rodents; carnivores; forest and agriculture eco-systems; human–wildlife conflict; habitat; economic importance; education on wildlife
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Special Issue Information
Mammal trapping is an important aspect of wildlife research and management. During the last few decades, extensive research and development programs on the humaneness of killing and restraining trapping devices and the pertinence of trapping in conservation programs have been carried out in different regions of the world. Many wildlife agencies, biologists, and trade groups claim that today’s trapping devices are humane, capture-efficient, and selective. They also state that furbearer trapping is necessary to address human–wildlife conflicts and maintain a vibrant fur industry, which does not endanger the future of species. However, in recent years, new scientific research and reviews question the adequacy of current humane trapping standards, the selectivity of traps, the impact of trapping on biodiversity, the sustainability of wildlife communities, and the use of trapping to resolve recurring human–wildlife conflicts. Nonetheless, mammal trapping may impact, directly and indirectly, on animal welfare and wildlife conservation programs.
Original manuscripts that address any of the issues associated with mammal trapping in research, fur management, pest control, and wildlife conservation are invited for this Special Issue, particularly those that: (1) assess international standards relative to the humaneness, capture-efficiency, and selectivity of killing and restraining traps and snares; (2) assess the impacts of trapping on the welfare of individuals and the sustainability of wildlife communities, including species at risk; or (3) identify and/or quantify welfare impacts that have not previously been recognized.Dr. Gilbert Proulx
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 semimonthly 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
- capture efficiency
- conservation impacts
- human–wildlife conflicts
- wildlife management programs
- wildlife conservation models.