Academic Articles Jun. 17

The latest academic papers on conservation. If you have a paper that you would like to share, please get in contact with us. Click on the title to follow the link to each article. Please note that some of these articles are behind a paywall.


  • Strengthening China’s national biodiversity strategy to attain an ecological civilization
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Ruidong Wu et al.
    • Abstract: Biodiversity conservation is essential for realizing China’s new vision of an ecological civilization. China has been implementing numerous massive ecological sustainability and protected area (ES&PA) programs across the entire country. These programs have greatly restored degraded ecological…
  • The uncertain future of protected lands and waters
    • Source: Science
    • Author(s): Rachel E. Golden Kroner et al.
    • Abstract: Protected areas are intended to safeguard biodiversity in perpetuity, yet evidence suggests that widespread legal changes undermine protected area durability and efficacy. We documented these legal changes—protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) events—in the United States and Amazonian countries and compiled available data globally.
  • Brown bear attacks on humans: a worldwide perspective
    • Source: Scientific Reports
    • Author(s): G. Bombieri et al.
    • Abstract: The increasing trend of large carnivore attacks on humans not only raises human safety concerns but may also undermine large carnivore conservation efforts.
  • What drives Yellowstone’s massive elk migrations?
  • Source: Global Change Biology
  • Author(s): Gregory J. M. Rickbeil, Jerod A. Merkle, Greg Anderson et al.
  • Yellowstone’s migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks between their winter ranges and summer ranges, researchers show. Their study combined GPS tracking data from more than 400 animals in…

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