Updated: May 10, 2021
The Special issue of Frontiers in Conservation Science Human Dimensions of Animal Translocations is live, and we have received a number of fascinating and thought provoking abstracts covering research, case studies and conceptual pieces. The call for manuscripts is now open.
Human dimension issues are commonly overseen or treated lightly in conservation translocation projects, even though the success or failure of the project is intimately tied to community involvement, peers’ acceptance and the support from interest groups. The IUCN/SSC CTRG Human-Wildlife Interactions Working Group and members from an international community of practitioners, researchers and academics have been discussing these issues for the last 3 years. We have discussed topics such as positive and negative aspects of human-wildlife interactions, the effect of domestic and feral dogs on conservation translocations, seeking support of religious leaders, ethical issues involved in reintroduction into anthropogenic landscapes, involving all interest groups in project planning and stewardship, and exit strategies.
We would like to invite you to submit a manuscript to this special issue- submission deadline 30 June 2021. We are looking for case studies, research or conceptual pieces in reintroductions and other conservation translocations that focus on the relationships between people and wildlife. Themes to consider are how to investigate, measure and include the various aspects of human dimensions into a reintroduction project from its planning and implementation to the exit stages. We hope to consider a wide array of topics concerning human-wildlife interactions in conservation translocations. To submit your paper, and for more information please visit the Human Dimensions of Animal Translocations page in Frontiers in Conservation Science. Please note that we are in negotiations with the publishers about a reduction in publication fees.
Dr. Adriana Consorte-McCrea
IUCN SSC/Conservation Translocation Specialist Group,
Chair of the Human-Wildlife Interactions Working Group