Animal Conservation

(The TQCC of Animal Conservation is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
There will be conflict – agricultural landscapes are prime, rather than marginal, habitats for Asian elephants49
The response of arboreal marsupials to long‐term changes in forest disturbance41
Bat conservation and zoonotic disease risk: a research agenda to prevent misguided persecution in the aftermath of COVID‐1940
An applied ecology of fear framework: linking theory to conservation practice39
Megafire causes persistent loss of an old‐forest species34
Resilient responses by bats to a severe wildfire: conservation implications27
Loss of heat acclimation capacity could leave subterranean specialists highly sensitive to climate change25
Social media reveals consistently disproportionate tourism pressure on a threatened marine vertebrate24
Projected climate change threatens Himalayan brown bear habitat more than human land use23
Why do eggs fail? Causes of hatching failure in threatened populations and consequences for conservation23
Artificial light may change flight patterns of bats near bridges along urban waterways19
Small‐scale species distribution model identifies restricted breeding habitat for an endemic island bird18
Exploring multiple dimensions of conservation success: Long‐term wildlife trends, anti‐poaching efforts and revenue sharing in Kibale National Park, Uganda18
‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications17
Hiding in plain sight: risk mitigation by a cryptic carnivore foraging at the urban edge16
Behavior and detection method influence detection probability of a translocated, endangered amphibian16
A drop in immigration results in the extinction of a local woodchat shrike population16
Habitat disturbance trumps moonlight effects on the activity of tropical insectivorous bats16
Understanding human attitudes towards bats and the role of information and aesthetics to boost a positive response as a conservation tool15
Response of female black bears to a high‐density road network and identification of long‐term road mitigation sites15
Cumulative effects of low‐height barriers on distributions of catadromous Japanese eels in Japan15
Roads as ecological traps for giant anteaters15
Postwar wildlife recovery in an African savanna: evaluating patterns and drivers of species occupancy and richness15
Critically Endangered marsupial calls residential gardens home14
The value of coastal saltpans for migratory shorebirds: conservation insights from a stable isotope approach based on feeding guild and body size14
Poaching is directly and indirectly driving the decline of South Africa's large population of white rhinos14
Subsidized Common Agricultural Policy grazing jeopardizes the protection of biodiversity and Natura 2000 targeted species14
Boat disturbance affects the acoustic behaviour of dolphins engaged in a rare foraging cooperation with fishers13
Investigating differences in population recovery rates of two sympatrically nesting sea turtle species13
Understanding people’s responses toward predators in the Indian Himalaya13
Differential responses of amphibians and reptiles to land‐use change in the biodiversity hotspot of north‐eastern Madagascar13
Precise natal homing and an estimate of age at sexual maturity in hawksbill turtles13
Predation‐mediated edge effects reduce survival of wader nests at a wet grassland‐forest edge13
Density‐dependent age of first reproduction as a key factor for population dynamics: stable breeding populations mask strong floater declines in a long‐lived raptor13
Evaluating extinction debt in fragmented forests: the rapid recovery of a critically endangered primate13
Human‐induced shifts in habitat use and behaviour of a marine predator: the effects of bait provisioning in the blacktip reef shark12
The global need to address threats from invasive alien iguanas12
Context‐dependent behaviour and connectivity of recolonizing brown bear populations identify transboundary conservation challenges in Central Europe12
Diet disparity and diversity predict extinction risk in primates12
Inferring patterns of sympatry among large carnivores in Manas National Park – a prey‐rich habitat influenced by anthropogenic disturbances12
Skin defenses of North American salamanders against a deadly salamander fungus12
Combined COI barcode‐based methods to avoid mislabelling of threatened species of deep‐sea skates12
Low hatching success in the critically endangered kākāpō is driven by early embryo mortality not infertility12
Stable isotope analysis as a tool to detect illegal trade in critically endangered cockatoos12
A demographic projection model to support conservation decision making for an endangered snake with limited monitoring data11
From individual responses to population effects: Integrating a decade of multidisciplinary research on blue whales and sonar11
Robust mapping of human–wildlife conflict: controlling for livestock distribution in carnivore depredation models11
Relative contribution to the shark fin trade of Indo‐Pacific and Eastern Pacific pelagic thresher sharks11
The lethal 23%: predator demography influences predation risk for threatened prey11
Identifying human–brown bear conflict hotspots for prioritizing critical habitat and corridor conservation in southwestern Iran11
Scavenging patterns of generalist predators in forested areas: The potential implications of increase in carrion availability on a threatened capercaillie population11
Current landscape attributes and landscape stability in breeding grounds explain genetic differentiation in a long‐distance migratory bird11
Climbing for dummies: recommendation for multi‐specific fishways for the conservation of tropical eels and gobies10
Citizen science indicates significant range recovery and defines new conservation priorities for Earth's most endangered pinniped in Greece10
Comparison of three techniques for genetic estimation of effective population size in a critically endangered parrot10
Pay to conserve: what we have achieved in 10 years of compensatory releases of threatened with extinction guitarfishes10
Conditioned odor aversion as a tool for reducing post‐release predation during animal translocations9
‘Self‐fumigation’ of nests by an endangered avian host using insecticide‐treated feathers increases reproductive success more than tenfold9
Untangling the influences of fire, habitat and introduced predators on the endangered heath mouse9
Climate and behaviour influence thermal suitability of artificial hollows for a critically endangered mammal9
Multi‐scale, multivariate community models improve designation of biodiversity hotspots in the Sunda Islands9
Response of farmland reptiles to agricultural intensification: Collapse of the common adder Vipera berus and the western green lizard Lacerta bilineata in a hedgerow landscape9
Release strategies and ecological factors influence mitigation translocation outcomes for burrowing owls: a comparative evaluation9
Here be dragons: important spatial uncertainty driven by climate data in forecasted distribution of an endangered insular reptile9
Ecological niche modeling reveals manta ray distribution and conservation priority areas in the Western Central Atlantic9
Climate change would prevail over land use change in shaping the future distribution of Triturus marmoratus in France9
Where wolves were: setting historical baselines for wolf recovery in Spain9
Intrinsic factors, release conditions and presence of conspecifics affect post‐release dispersal after translocation of Iberian ibex8
Windfarm collisions in medium‐sized raptors: even increasing populations can suffer strong demographic impacts8
Population models reveal the importance of early life‐stages for population stability of an imperiled turtle species8
Strengthening protection of endemic wildlife threatened by the international pet trade: The case of the Australian shingleback lizard8
Are glucocorticoids good indicators of disturbance across populations that exhibit cryptic variation in contaminant tolerance?8
The importance of forests for an apex predator: spatial ecology and habitat selection by pumas in an agroecosystem8
Indirect terrestrial transmission of amphibian chytrid fungus from reservoir to susceptible host species leads to fatal chytridiomycosis8
The effects of shrub encroachment on bird occupancy vary with land use in an African savanna8
Understanding the public debate about trophy hunting in China as a rural development mechanism8
Fine‐scale interactions between boats and large albatrosses indicate variable susceptibility to bycatch risk according to species and populations8
Definition of no‐fishing zones and fishing effort limits to reduce franciscana bycatch to sustainable levels in southern Brazil8
A global assessment of research on urban ecology of reptiles: patterns, gaps and future directions7
Australia's 2019–20 mega‐fires are associated with lower occupancy of a rainforest‐dependent bat7
Environmental factors, human presence and prey interact to explain patterns of tiger presence in Eastern Thailand7
Evaluation of tenrec population viability and potential sustainable management under hunting pressure in northeastern Madagascar7
Mouse eradication is required to prevent local extinction of an endangered seabird on an oceanic island7
One of these wolves is not like the other: morphological effects and conservation implications of captivity in Mexican wolves7
Landscape connectivity and population density of snow leopards across a multi‐use landscape in Western Himalaya7
Establishment, persistence and the importance of longitudinal monitoring in multi‐source reintroductions7
Capture‐induced vulnerability in male Shortnose guitarfish during their reproductive period7
Assessing the risks of changing ongoing management of endangered species7
Genome‐wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers from fecal samples reveal anthropogenic impacts on connectivity: case of a small carnivore in the central Indian landscape7
Spatial separation of prey from livestock facilitates coexistence of a specialized large carnivore with human land use6
Brazil’s marine protected areas fail to meet global conservation goals6
Debut of an endangered bird in zoos raises public interest, awareness and conservation knowledge of the species6
Dietary expansion facilitates the persistence of a large frugivore in fragmented tropical forests6
Towards understanding bold behaviour of large carnivores: the case of brown bears in human‐modified landscapes6
Hotspots of livestock depredation by pumas and jaguars in Brazil: a biome‐scale analysis6
Complex interactions between commercial and noncommercial drivers of illegal trade for a threatened felid6
Incorporating drivers of reproductive success improves population viability analysis6
Individual traits influence survival of a reintroduced marsupial only at low predator densities6
Exploring rangers' preferences for community‐based strategies to improve human‐elephant coexistence in African natural corridors6
Are the implications for conservation of a major taxonomic revision of the world’s birds’ simply serendipity?6
Estimating global determinants of leopard home range size in a changing world6
Metamorphosis and seasonality are major determinants of chytrid infection in a paedomorphic salamander6
Why we went to the woods?: effects of human disturbance on species presence in a disturbed Myanmar forest ecosystem6