Conservation Letters

(The TQCC of Conservation Letters is 11. 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 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
For the sake of resilience and multifunctionality, let's diversify planted forests!136
Working landscapes need at least 20% native habitat126
How many bird and mammal extinctions has recent conservation action prevented?111
Women and Global South strikingly underrepresented among top‐publishing ecologists98
Safeguarding freshwater life beyond 2020: Recommendations for the new global biodiversity framework from the European experience94
Land‐use history determines ecosystem services and conservation value in tropical agroforestry74
Field sizes and the future of farmland biodiversity in European landscapes72
An inconvenient misconception: Climate change is not the principal driver of biodiversity loss67
Human–nature connectedness as a pathway to sustainability: A global meta‐analysis65
The disproportionately high value of small patches for biodiversity conservation59
Next steps in dismantling discrimination: Lessons from ecology and conservation science57
Protected areas are now the last strongholds for many imperiled mammal species57
Plastic pollution is killing marine megafauna, but how do we prioritize policies to reduce mortality?56
Multispecies tracking reveals a major seabird hotspot in the North Atlantic55
How can the European Common Agricultural Policy help halt biodiversity loss? Recommendations by over 300 experts43
Undescribed species have higher extinction risk than known species42
Toward monitoring forest ecosystem integrity within the post‐2020 Global Biodiversity Framework42
Toward a global strategy for seabird tracking42
Mischaracterizing wildlife trade and its impacts may mislead policy processes39
Global camera trap synthesis highlights the importance of protected areas in maintaining mammal diversity37
Advancing procedural justice in conservation36
Biodiversity post‐2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national‐level implementation35
A global map of human pressures on tropical coral reefs34
Integrating biobanking minimises inbreeding and produces significant cost benefits for a threatened frog captive breeding programme33
Essential indicators for measuring site‐based conservation effectiveness in the post‐2020 global biodiversity framework32
A conservation roadmap for the subterranean biome32
African Swine Fever threatens Southeast Asia's 11 endemic wild pig species31
Exploring the ecological outcomes of mandatory biodiversity net gain using evidence from early‐adopter jurisdictions in England28
A robust goal is needed for species in the Post‐2020 Global Biodiversity Framework27
Enabling transformative economic change in the post‐2020 biodiversity agenda27
Two thirds of species in a global shark fin trade hub are threatened with extinction: Conservation potential of international trade regulations for coastal sharks27
Use of the nucleotide diversity in COI mitochondrial gene as an early diagnostic of conservation status of animal species26
Exotic animal cafes are increasingly home to threatened biodiversity25
Conservation behavior and effects of economic and environmental message frames25
How far have we come? A review of MPA network performance indicators in reaching qualitative elements of Aichi Target 1124
Setting robust biodiversity goals23
Research biases create overrepresented “poster children” of marine invasion ecology22
Insect threats and conservation through the lens of global experts22
Does forest thinning reduce fire severity in Australian eucalypt forests?21
Measuring the intensity of conflicts in conservation21
Consequences of information suppression in ecological and conservation sciences21
Where have all the young wolves gone? Traffic and cryptic mortality create a wolf population sink in Denmark and northernmost Germany21
COVID‐19 and protected areas: Impacts, conflicts, and possible management solutions20
Associations between socio‐environmental factors and landscape‐scale biodiversity recovery in naturally regenerating tropical and subtropical forests20
China's Ecological Conservation Redline policy is a new opportunity to meet post‐2020 protected area targets20
Private rhino conservation: Diverse strategies adopted in response to the poaching crisis19
Are pangolins scapegoats of the COVID‐19 outbreak‐CoV transmission and pathology evidence?19
Live reptile smuggling is predicted by trends in the legal exotic pet trade19
Don't move a mussel? Parasite and disease risk in conservation action18
Identifying key federal, state, and private lands strategies for achieving 30 × 30 in the United States18
Important ecosystem function, low redundancy and high vulnerability: The trifecta argument for protecting the Great Barrier Reef's tabular Acropora17
Designing effective incentives for living shorelines as a habitat conservation strategy along residential coasts17
A way forward for wild fungi in international sustainability policy17
Avian cultural services peak in tropical wet forests17
Legal hunting for conservation of highly threatened species: The case of African rhinos16
Vector control reduces the rate of species invasion in the world's largest freshwater ecosystem16
Long‐term fallows rate best among agri‐environment scheme effects on farmland birds—A meta‐analysis16
Human adaptation strategies are key to cobenefits in human–wildlife systems15
Restored oyster reefs match multiple functions of natural reefs within a decade15
The return of the elephants: How two groups of dispersing elephants attracted the attention of billions and what can we learn from their behavior15
Biodiversity protection in the 21st century needs intact habitat and protection from overexploitation whether inside or outside parks15
Nature benefit hypothesis: Direct experiences of nature predict self‐reported pro‐biodiversity behaviors15
An antiracist, anticolonial agenda for urban greening and conservation14
Beyond inappropriate fire regimes: A synthesis of fire‐driven declines of threatened mammals in Australia14
Understanding and responding to the environmental human rights defenders crisis: The case for conservation action14
Using nonhuman culture in conservation requires careful and concerted action13
Fostering landscape immunity to protect human health: A science‐based rationale for shifting conservation policy paradigms13
Existing land uses constrain climate change mitigation potential of forest restoration in India13
Monitoring status and trends in genetic diversity for the Convention on Biological Diversity: An ongoing assessment of genetic indicators in nine countries13
Village modernization may contribute more to farmland bird declines than agricultural intensification12
Safeguarding human–wildlife cooperation12
Squeezed by a habitat split: Warm ocean conditions and old‐forest loss interact to reduce long‐term occupancy of a threatened seabird12
Certified community forests positively impact human wellbeing and conservation effectiveness and improve the performance of nearby national protected areas12
Simultaneously operating threats cannot predict extinction risk12
Recognizing culturally significant species and Indigenous‐led management is key to meeting international biodiversity obligations12
Incentivizing co‐management for impact: mechanisms driving the successful national expansion of Tonga's Special Management Area program11
Using a randomized controlled trial to develop conservation strategies on rented farmlands11
Using weather radar to help minimize wind energy impacts on nocturnally migrating birds11
An equity lens on behavioral science for conservation11
Conservation genetics: 50 Years and counting11