Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Special Issue on Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Savanna Ecosystems


Wildlife is an important component of tropical ecosystems and contributes tonational economies through both consumptive and nonconsumptive tourism.Tropical savanna ecosystems harbor a high diversity of charismatic wild largecarnivores and herbivores and plant species of ecological and socioeconomic value. e goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scholars and researchers to share and discuss various issues and developments in the area of wildlife conservation in tropical savanna ecosystems given the challenges related to climate change, habitat fragmentation, illegal hunting and trade in wildlife products, sustainable utilization, and also opportunities arising from collaborative management arrangements and new technologies among others. Authors are invited to submit their high quality original research and review articles for possible inclusion in this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Access and benet sharing
  • Climate change and wildlife conservation
  • Community based natural resources management
  • Emerging technologies and their applications in wildlife conservation
  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Human-wildlife conžict
  • Indigenous and local knowledge
  • Nonconsumptive uses of wildlife
  • Protected area management
  • Sustainable utilisation
  • Transboundary conservation
  • reats to wildlife conservation
  • Population status of wildlife resources
  • Wildlife crime
  • Wildlife management models
  • Mainstreaming conžict management and resolution in conservation
Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System atca/ecology/wctse/.

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication

Lead Guest Editor
Edson Gandiwa, Chinhoyi University of
Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
Guest Editors
Never Muboko, Chinhoyi University of
Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
John. F. Mupangwa, University of Fort
Hare, Alice, South Africa
Submission Deadline
Friday, 6 April 2018—
Publication Date
August 2018

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