Conservation Science and Practice

(The TQCC of Conservation Science and Practice 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.)
Levels of conflict over wildlife: Understanding and addressing the right problem56
Replacing “parachute science” with “global science” in ecology and conservation biology50
The last continuous grasslands on Earth: Identification and conservation importance45
Relative effects of recreational activities on a temperate terrestrial wildlife assemblage41
Methods for wildlife monitoring in tropical forests: Comparing human observations, camera traps, and passive acoustic sensors40
North American birds require mitigation and adaptation to reduce vulnerability to climate change39
Habitat loss accelerates for the endangered woodland caribou in western Canada39
Taking a more nuanced look at behavior change for demand reduction in the illegal wildlife trade37
Ecosystem integrity is neither real nor valuable36
Ecological integrity is both real and valuable33
Avoiding wasted research resources in conservation science31
Evaluating the impact of the documentary series Blue Planet II on viewers' plastic consumption behaviors31
Research–management partnerships: An opportunity to integrate genetics in conservation actions30
A scoping review of celebrity endorsement in environmental campaigns and evidence for its effectiveness29
U.S. conservation translocations: Over a century of intended consequences28
Concern over hybridization risks should not preclude conservation interventions27
Conservation translocations for amphibian species threatened by chytrid fungus: A review, conceptual framework, and recommendations25
Principles for the socially responsible use of conservation monitoring technology and data24
Presumed killers? Vultures, stakeholders, misperceptions, and fake news24
Bridging the gap between researchers, conservation planners, and decision makers to improve species conservation decision‐making24
Integrated framework for stakeholder participation: Methods and tools for identifying and addressing human–wildlife conflicts24
The role of privately protected areas in achieving biodiversity representation within a national protected area network24
Shark and ray diversity, abundance and temporal variation around an Indian Ocean Island, inferred by eDNA metabarcoding23
Intentional introgression of a blight tolerance transgene to rescue the remnant population of American chestnut23
A theory‐based framework for understanding the establishment, persistence, and diffusion of community‐based conservation22
Recent advances of quantitative modeling to support invasive species eradication on islands22
Predictors of support for biodiversity loss countermeasure and bushmeat consumption among Vietnamese urban residents22
Cryptic mortality of North Atlantic right whales21
Perceptions and realities of elephant crop raiding and mitigation methods21
Protecting restoration investments from the cheatgrass‐fire cycle in sagebrush steppe21
Conservation cost‐effectiveness: a review of the evidence base20
Mechanistic invasive species management models and their application in conservation20
Widespread short‐term persistence of frog species after the 2019–2020 bushfires in eastern Australia revealed by citizen science19
Elephants in the village: Causes and consequences of property damage in Asia and Africa19
The lost lizards of Christmas Island: A retrospective assessment of factors driving the collapse of a native reptile community19
Citizen science as a bottom‐up approach to address human–wildlife conflicts: From theories and methods to practical implications19
Identifying and prioritizing human behaviors that benefit biodiversity19
Political affiliation predicts public attitudes toward gray wolf (Canis lupus) conservation and management19
Using Theory of Change to improve post‐2020 conservation: A proposed framework and recommendations for use19
A call to assess the impacts of electromagnetic fields from subsea cables on the movement ecology of marine migrants18
The Coalition for Conservation Genetics: Working across organizations to build capacity and achieve change in policy and practice18
Firefly tourism: Advancing a global phenomenon toward a brighter future18
A threatened species index for Australian birds18
Producing actionable science in conservation: Best practices for organizations and individuals17
Extreme citizen science: Lessons learned from initiatives around the globe17
A disconnect between upslope shifts and climate change in an Afrotropical bird community17
Saving species beyond the protected area fence: Threats must be managed across multiple land tenure types to secure Australia's endangered species17
A decade and a half of learning from Madagascar's first locally managed marine area17
Whose intentions? What consequences? Interrogating “Intended Consequences” for conservation with environmental biotechnology17
Connecting research and practice to enhance the evolutionary potential of species under climate change17
Ecological corridors in Costa Rica: An evaluation applying landscape structure, fragmentation‐connectivity process, and climate adaptation16
Does money “buy” tolerance toward damage‐causing wildlife?16
The Bird's Head Seascape Marine Protected Area network—Preventing biodiversity and ecosystem service loss amidst rapid change in Papua, Indonesia16
Costs of elephant crop depredation exceed the benefits of trophy hunting in a community‐based conservation area of Namibia16
Confronting parachute science in conservation16
Strategic adaptive management planning—Restoring a desert ecosystem by managing introduced species and native herbivores and reintroducing mammals16
Understanding consumer demand for bushmeat in urban centers of Cameroon with a focus on pangolin species16
Mobilizing practitioners to support the Emergency Recovery Plan for freshwater biodiversity16
To clean or not to clean: Cleaning open‐source data improves extinction risk assessments for threatened plant species16
Avoiding a conservation pitfall: Considering the risks of unsuitably hot bat boxes16
Progress or regression? Institutional evolutions of community‐based conservation in eastern and southern Africa16
Rapid changes in public perception toward a conservation initiative15
Risk to North American birds from climate change‐related threats15
Live wild animal exports to supply the exotic pet trade: A case study from Togo using publicly available social media data15
Strategic advertising of online news articles as an intervention to influence wildlife product consumers15
Adaptation and evolution of institutions and governance in community‐based conservation15
Rear‐edge populations are important for understanding climate change risk and adaptation potential of threatened species15
Jurisdictional sourcing: Leveraging commodity supply chains to reduce tropical deforestation at scale. A generic theory of change for a conservation strategy, v 1.015
Understanding drivers of human tolerance to gray wolves and brown bears as a strategy to improve landholder–carnivore coexistence15
Evaluating the impact of storytelling in Facebook advertisements on wildlife conservation engagement: Lessons and challenges14
Public contributions to early detection of new invasive pests14
Influence of the COVID‐19 pandemic on amphibian road mortality14
The unrealized potential of community science to support research on the resilience of protected areas14
Co‐designing behavior change interventions to conserve biodiversity14
An optimistic outlook on the use of evidence syntheses to inform environmental decision‐making14
Intended and unintended consequences of wolf restoration to Yellowstone and Isle Royale National Parks14
A global view on evidence‐based effectiveness of interventions used to protect livestock from wild cats14
Are eastern and western monarch butterflies distinct populations? A review of evidence for ecological, phenotypic, and genetic differentiation and implications for conservation14
Human impacts on mammals in and around a protected area before, during, and after COVID‐19 lockdowns13
Fishing gear entanglement threatens recovery of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales13
Longitudinal assessment of illegal leopard skin use in ceremonial regalia and acceptance of faux alternatives among followers of the Shembe Church, South Africa13
Long‐term monitoring of wildlife populations for protected area management in Southeast Asia13
Insect fatalities at wind turbines as biodiversity sinks13
The sensory ecology of fear: African elephants show aversion to olfactory predator signals13
Determinants of survival in captive‐bred Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus after their release to the wild13
Exploring the limits of saving a subspecies: The ethics and social dynamics of restoring northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni)13
Evaluating potential effects of solar power facilities on wildlife from an animal behavior perspective13
Prevalence and characteristics of illegal jaguar trade in north‐western Bolivia13
Forecasting for intended consequences13
Putting the cat before the wildlife: Exploring cat owners' beliefs about cat containment as predictors of owner behavior13
Identifying trade‐offs and opportunities for forest carbon and wildlife using a climate change adaptation lens13
Combining current knowledge of Cypripedium calceolus with a new analysis of genetic variation in Italian populations to provide guidelines for conservation actions13
A famous failure: Why were cane toads an ineffective biocontrol in Australia?13
Identifying differences in roadless areas in Canada based on global, national, and regional road datasets13
East Asian buntings: Ongoing illegal trade and encouraging conservation responses13
Risks posed by SARS‐CoV‐2 to North American bats during winter fieldwork13
Pursuing best practices for minimizing wild bee captures to support biological research12
Conservation in heavily urbanized biodiverse regions requires urgent management action and attention to governance12
Integrating co‐production and functional trait approaches for inclusive and scalable restoration solutions12
Beehive fences as a sustainable local solution to human‐elephant conflict in Thailand12
The greatest threats to species12
Designed for accumulation by dispossession: An analysis of Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas through the case of Burunge12
An understanding of trust, identity, and power can enhance equitable and resilient conservation partnerships and processes12
Identifying cost‐effective recovery actions for a critically endangered species12
A Theory of Change for promoting coexistence between dingoes and livestock production12
Rewilding in Southeast Asia: Singapore as a case study11
Chimpanzees surviving in a fragmented high‐altitude forest landscape of the Congolese Albertine Rift11
Opening learning spaces to create actionable knowledge for conservation11
Factors leading to successful island rodent eradications following initial failure11
Resilient and rapid recovery of native trout after removal of a non‐native trout11
A practical conservation tool to combine diverse types of evidence for transparent evidence‐based decision‐making11
Human–crocodilian interactions in Latin America and the Caribbean region11
Comparing interview methods with camera trap data to inform occupancy models of hunted mammals in forest habitats11
Case study of participatory action research for wildlife conservation11
Coexistence conservation: Reconciling threatened species and invasive predators through adaptive ecological and evolutionary approaches11
The COVID‐19 pandemic: A learnable moment for conservation11
Dispelling misperceptions of native lampreys (Entosphenus and Lampetra spp.) in the Pacific northwest (USA)11
The risks and rewards of community science for threatened species monitoring11
Evidence for increasing human‐wildlife conflict despite a financial compensation scheme on the edge of a Ugandan National Park11
Stowing parachutes, strengthening science10
Linking in‐situ and ex‐situ populations of threatened amphibians through genome banking10
Community‐based conservation strategies to end open access: The case of Fish Refuges in Mexico10
A freshwater perspective on the United Nations decade for ecosystem restoration10
Estimating North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) location uncertainty following visual or acoustic detection to inform dynamic management10
Conservation under uncertainty: Innovations in participatory climate change scenario planning from U.S. national parks10
A framework to select strategies for conserving and restoring habitat connectivity in complex landscapes10
Looking up and down: Strong collaboration is only the first step in tackling parachute science10
Toward climate change refugia conservation at an ecoregion scale10
Applying a jurisdictional approach to support sustainable seafood10
Assessing the adequacy of a protected area network in conserving a wide‐ranging apex predator: The case for tiger (Panthera tigris) conservation in Bhutan10
Reversing a tyranny of cascading shoreline‐protection decisions driving coastal habitat loss10
More than an academic exercise: Structuring international partnerships to build research and professional capacity for conservation impact10
Using Red List Indices to monitor extinction risk at national scales10
Navigating power in conservation10
Land use decisions after the Conservation Reserve Program: Re‐enrollment, reversion, and persistence in the southern Great Plains10
Toward integrating private conservation lands into national protected area systems: Lessons from a megadiversity country10
More than a feeling: Cognitive beliefs and positive—but not negative—affect predict overall attitudes toward predators10
European native oysters and associated species richness in the presence of non‐native species in a southern North Sea estuary complex10
Examining the public's awareness of bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidae: Anthophila) conservation in Canada10
Evaluation of low‐cost consumer‐grade UAVs for conducting comprehensive high‐frequency population censuses of hippopotamus populations10
Impact of censusing and research on wildlife populations10
The importance of message framing in rule compliance by visitors during wildlife tourism10
Measuring behavioral social learning in a conservation context: Chilean fishing communities9
Conservation science and the ethos of restraint9
Modeling and understanding social–ecological knowledge diversity9
Spout hollow nest boxes provide a drier and less stable microclimate than natural hollows9
Using conservation criminology to understand the role of restaurants in the urban wild meat trade9
Evaluating and reflecting on coproduction of protected area management plans9
“Splitting the bill” for conservation: Perceptions and uptake of financial incentives by landholders managing privately protected areas9
Aligning ecological compensation policies with the Post‐2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to achieve real net gain in biodiversity9
Land sharing versus land sparing—What outcomes are compared between which land uses?9
Support to Iberian lynx reintroduction and perceived impacts: Assessments before and after reintroduction9
Potential feminization of Red Sea turtle hatchlings as indicated by in situ sand temperature profiles9
What does it take to have a mutually beneficial research collaboration across countries?9
An appeal for more rigorous use of counterfactual thinking in biological conservation9
Long‐term (1979–2019) dynamics of protected orchid bees in Panama9
Examining attention given to threats to elephant conservation on social media9
The influence of spatial patterns in foraging habitat on the abundance and home range size of a vulnerable arboreal marsupial in southeast Australia9
Species and demographic responses to wildlife‐friendly fencing on ungulate crossing success and behavior9
High collocation of sand lance and protected top predators: Implications for conservation and management9
The risk of unintended deforestation from scaling sustainable livestock production systems9
Challenges encountered when doing research back home: Perspectives from African conservation scientists in the diaspora8
Uncovering opportunities for effective species conservation banking requires navigating technical and practical complexities8
Germination of seeds from herbarium specimens as a last conservation resort for resurrecting extinct or critically endangered Hawaiian plants8
Green bridges in a re‐colonizing landscape: Wolves (Canis lupus) in Brandenburg, Germany8
Testing habitat suitability for shellfish restoration with small‐scale pilot experiments8
Documenting the conservation value of easements8
Climate adaptation interventions for iconic fauna8
Deforestation, fires, and lack of governance are displacing thousands of jaguars in Brazilian Amazon8
Using fisheries observation data to develop a predictive species distribution model for endangered sea turtles8
Understanding conflict among experts working on controversial species: A case study on the Australian dingo8
Estimating economic losses to small‐scale fishers from shark conservation: A hedonic price analysis8
Testing the influence of visual framing on engagement and pro‐environmental action8
Conservation actions benefit the most threatened species: A 13‐year assessment of Alliance for Zero Extinction species8
Reduced speed limit is ineffective for mitigating the effects of roads on ungulates8
Impact assessments of wind farms on seabird populations that overlook existing drivers of demographic change should be treated with caution8
Rolling covenants to protect coastal ecosystems in the face of sea‐level rise8
A nutrient‐rich traditional insect for improving food security and reducing biodiversity loss in Madagascar and sub‐Saharan Africa8
Testing bats in rehabilitation for SARS‐CoV‐2 before release into the wild8
Rewilding and gazetting the Iberá National Park: Using an asset approach to evaluate project success8
Illegal killing of nongame wildlife and recreational shooting in conservation areas8
Exploring the impact of climate change on the future of community‐based wildlife conservation8
Are we adequately assessing the demographic impacts of harvesting for wild‐sourced conservation translocations?8
The future of wildlife conservation funding: What options do U.S. college students support?8
Increasing diversity to save biodiversity: Rising to the challenge and supporting Indonesian women in conservation8
Out of their depth: The successful use of cultured subtidal mussels for intertidal restoration8
Local community benefits from elephants: Can willingness to support anti‐poaching efforts be strengthened?8
Characterizing the oral and distal gut microbiota of the threatened southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) to enhance conservation practice8
A silver lining to REDD: Institutional growth despite programmatic failure8
Keeping up with the status of freshwater fishes: A California (USA) perspective8
Conservation of rare and cryptic species: Challenges of uncertainty and opportunities for progress8
The potential for applying “Nonviolent Communication” in conservation science8
Using cultural heritage sites in Mexico to understand the poverty alleviation impacts of protected areas8
Invasive species increase biodiversity and, therefore, services: An argument of equivocations8
More robust local governance suggests positive effects of long‐term community conservation8
Alleviating human poverty: A successful model promoting wildlife conservation in China7
Fifteen years of lessons from the Seascape approach: A framework for improving ocean management at scale7
Efficacy of detection canines for avian botulism surveillance and mitigation7
Forgotten forbs: Standard vegetation surveys underrepresent ecologically and culturally important forbs in a threatened grassland ecosystem7
Applying a “fail‐fast” approach to conservation in US agriculture7
Intended consequences statement7
Predator–prey co‐occurrence in harvest blocks: Implications for caribou and forestry7
Emerging laws must not protect stray cats and their impacts7
Vocal behavior of the endangered splendid toadfish and potential masking by anthropogenic noise7
A synthesis of knowledge about motives for participation in perpetual conservation easements7
Bettering the devil you know: Can we drive predator adaptation to restore native fauna?7
Birds that are more commonly encountered in the wild attract higher public interest online7
Investigating the international and pan‐African trade in giraffe parts and derivatives7
The contribution of canopy samples to assessments of forestry effects on native bees7
Global principles for restorative aquaculture to foster aquaculture practices that benefit the environment7
Developing a nature recovery network using systematic conservation planning7
Forest dieback in a protected area triggers the return of the primeval forest specialist Peltis grossa (Coleoptera, Trogossitidae)7
Technocracy in a time of changing values: Wildlife conservation and the “relevancy” of governance reform7
From boutique to mainstream: Upscaling wildlife‐friendly farming through consumer premiums7
Implementing “ethical space”: An exploratory study of Indigenous‐conservation partnerships7
Effects of frequency and season of fire on a metapopulation of an imperiled butterfly in a longleaf pine forest7
Assisted colonization of a regionally native predator impacts benthic invertebrates in fishless mountain lakes7
Predictors of brown bear predation events on livestock in the Romanian Carpathians7
Challenges facing cross‐disciplinary collaboration in conservation ethics7
Rare coral and reef fish species status, possible extinctions, and associated environmental perceptions in Mauritius7
Heterogeneous consumer preferences for local community involvement in nature‐based tourism drive triple‐bottom‐line gains7
Investigating sacred natural sites and protected areas for forest area changes in Italy7
Principles for the production of evidence‐based guidance for conservation actions7
Will this umbrella leak? A caribou umbrella index for boreal landbird conservation6
Determining the economic costs and benefits of conservation actions: A decision support framework6
Gender and conservation science: Men continue to out‐publish women at the world's largest environmental conservation non‐profit organization6
A practical approach to assessing existing evidence for specific conservation strategies6
Perception and attitude of the local people toward carnivore population and conservation in the Faragosa‐Fura landscape of the Southern Rift Valley, Ethiopia6
Applying remotely sensed habitat descriptors to assist reintroduction programs: A case study in the hazel dormouse6
Protect large trees for climate mitigation, biodiversity, and forest resilience6
Multiple anthropogenic pressures challenge the effectiveness of protected areas in western Tanzania6
Documenting at‐risk status of terrestrial ecosystems in temperate and tropical North America6
Indigenous plant naming and experimentation reveal a plant–insect relationship in New Zealand forests6
Conservation value of national forest roadless areas6
Biodiversity offsetting can relocate nature away from people: An empirical case study in Western Australia6
Good intentions with adverse outcomes when conservation and pest management guidelines are ignored: A case study in rabbit biocontrol6
Avoiding parachute science when addressing conflict over wildlife6
Multispecies study of patterns and drivers of wildlife impacts on human livelihoods in communal conservancies6
Protected areas in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: A regional assessment of the status, distribution, and gaps6
Price premiums for wildlife‐friendly rice: Insights from Japanese retail data6
Reducing demand for overexploited wildlife products: Lessons from systematic reviews from outside conservation science6
Spawning potential surveys in Fiji: A new song of change for small‐scale fisheries in the Pacific6
Application of qualitative value of information to prioritize uncertainties about eastern black rail population recovery6
Treatment of climate change in extinction risk assessments and recovery plans for threatened species6
Getting the big picture: Landscape‐scale occupancy patterns of two Annamite endemics among multiple protected areas6
Fishers' tales—Impact of artisanal fisheries on threatened sharks and rays in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh6
Molecular analyses of confiscated shark fins reveal shortcomings of CITES implementations in Germany6
Peace in the valley? Qualitative insights on collaborative coexistence from the Wood River Wolf Project6
The specter of empty countrysides and wetlands—Impact of hunting take on birds in Indo‐Burma6
Can a large‐landscape conservation vision contribute to achieving biodiversity targets?6