Special Issue "Human-Wildlife Conflicts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 989
Interests: human–wildlife conflicts; conservation biology; protected area management; climate change; landscape ecology; ecological modeling; ecological security
Interests: human–wildlife conflicts; conservation biology; protected area management; landscape genetics; conservation genetics
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Interests: human–wildlife conflict; international wildlife policy; illegal wildlife trade; conservation genetics
Interests: conservation biology; human–wildlife conflict; desert animals diversity; protected areas’ planning; wildlife monitoring
Personal injury and property loss caused by wildlife often deteriorates the relationship between humans and animals, prompting retaliatory killings that threaten species survival. Large carnivores are of great significance for maintaining the health and stability of local ecosystems. In recent years, conflicts between humans and large carnivores in many countries have increased dramatically, seriously affecting community enthusiasm for carnivores and the conservation of other species, as well as encouraging retaliatory killings. Understanding the current status of these conflicts, people’s knowledge and attitudes and identifying the risk areas and conflict driving mechanisms are crucial to formulate and implement effective mitigation and bear conservation measures.
This Special Issue aims to bring together studies analyzing the human–wildlife conflicts across different countries in an effort to better understand the drivers, patterns and outcomes of human–wildlife conflicts. We are particularly interested in:
- The current status, characteristics and human cognition of human–wildlife conflicts;
- Identifying the drivers leading to increased human–wildlife conflicts;
- The mitigation strategies for human–wildlife conflicts;
- The risk assessment for human–wildlife conflicts;
- Conservation policies, laws and ecological compensation for large carnivores.
Dr. Yunchuan Dai
Prof. Dr. Yuguang Zhang
Dr. Charlotte Hacker
Dr. Yadong Xue
Manuscript Submission Information
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- human–wildlife conflicts
- risk assessment
- conflict driving mechanisms
- mitigation strategies
- wildlife conservation management
- ecological compensation
- community economic development in protected areas
- ecological modeling
- application of 3S technology in wildlife protection