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Importance of non-journal literature in providing evidence for predator conservation
Igor Khorozyan

  • The literature other than scientific journals (non-journals) is a rarely explored resource in predator conservation.

  • Non-journals are important for some predator species and countries.

  • The use of non-journals should become a habitual practice to seek solutions for mitigation of human-predator conflicts.

  • The list of publications and online resources with valuable non-journals is provided.

Open access
Available online 10 August 2022
Deforestation projections imply range-wide population decline for critically endangered Bornean orangutan
Maria Voigt, Hjalmar S. Kühl, Marc Ancrenaz, David Gaveau, Erik Meijaard, Truly Santika, Julie Sherman, Serge A. Wich, Florian Wolf, Matthew J. Struebig, Henrique M. Pereira, Isabel M.D. Rosa

  • We projected future deforestation in Borneo and quantified the impact on orangutans.

  • The habitat of 26,200 Bornean orangutans could be lost by 2030s.

  • Worst orangutan losses in forests in industrial plantations and unprotected forests.

  • Orangutans in protected areas and logging concessions are less threatened.

  • Land-use planning for biodiversity and development should consider future dynamics.

Open access
Available online 15 July 2022
Human impact modulates chytrid fungus occurrence in amphibians in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Janaína de Andrade Serrano, Luís Felipe Toledo, Lilian Patrícia Sales

  • Human Footprint Index was important to predict chytrid fungus occurrence in the Atlantic Forest.

  • Minimum monthly evapotranspiration was less important than human impact to predict chytrid fungus occurrence in the Atlantic Forest.

  • Amphibian species richness was less important than human impact and evapotranspiration to predict chytrid fungus occurrence in the Atlantic Forest.

Open access
Available online 15 July 2022
Assessing the impact of roadkill on the persistence of wildlife populations: A case study on the giant anteater
Fernando Ascensão, Arnaud L.J. Desbiez

  • Few studies empirically estimated the impact of roadkill on wildlife populations.

  • Giant anteaters inhabiting road vicinity areas have lower survival rates.

  • 20% of the anteaters inhabiting road vicinity areas are road-killed.

  • Roads are sink areas for giant anteaters.

Open access
Available online 14 July 2022
Insufficient protection and intense human pressure threaten islands worldwide
Javier Nori, Fabricio Villalobos, Luis Osorio-Olvera, Rafael Loyola

  • 77% of oceanic islands show low levels of protection and a high human modification.

  • Most islands harboring a high richness of threatened vertebrates are located in developing countries.

  • Most large islands in a critical situation harbor the highest numbers of threatened vertebrates.

  • We identified 58 large islands where conservation actions are urgent.

Open access
Available online 14 July 2022
Phylogenetic structure and diversity among herpetofaunal communities along a successional gradient of a tropical dry forest in Mexico
Clementina González, Rodrigo Macip-Ríos, Ireri Suazo-Ortuño

  • We compared herpetofauna phylogenetic structure and diversity during succession of tropical dry forests in Mexico.

  • Environmental filters explain phylogenetic clustering in early successional stages.

  • Primary and secondary forests in later succession stages harbor more distantly related species.

  • Conservation and managing of secondary forests under recovery must be promoted.

Open access
Available online 9 July 2022
Sailing into the past: Nautical charts reveal changes over 160 years in the largest reef complex in the South Atlantic Ocean
Carine O. Fogliarini, Guilherme O. Longo, Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho, Loren McClenachan, Mariana G. Bender

  • Nautical charts indicate historical decline in reef extension in the Abrolhos Bank.

  • Coastal reefs lost between 20–49% of their extension in the last 160 years.

  • Reef declines are linked to coral extraction for lime and coastal degradation.

Open access
Available online 29 June 2022
Cerrado wetlands: multiple ecosystems deserving legal protection as a unique and irreplaceable treasure
Giselda Durigan, Cássia Beatriz Munhoz, Maria José Brito Zakia, Rafael S. Oliveira, Natashi A.L. Pilon, Raul Silva Telles do Valle, Bruno M.T. Walter, Eliane A. Honda, Arnildo Pott

  • Wetlands function as the “kidneys of the planet”, assuring water supply and quality.

  • Cerrado wetlands have distinct vegetation types playing equivalent ecological roles.

  • All types of Cerrado wetlands should have the same status of legal protection.

  • The maximum water-table elevation defines the wetlands’ limit, biota and functioning.

  • All human actions threatening the hydrology of Cerrado wetlands must be regulated.

Open access
Available online 25 June 2022
Natural grassland remnants in dynamic agricultural landscapes: identifying drivers of fragmentation
C. Ríos, F. Lezama, G. Rama, G. Baldi, S. Baeza

  • Multi-temporal cropland mask allows accurate classification of grassland remnants.

  • Grasslands of Uruguayan Eastern Plains are in an advanced stage of fragmentation.

  • Suitability for rice crop establishment drives the grassland fragmentation.

Open access
Available online 22 May 2022
Conservation of forest cover in Mesoamerican biosphere reserves is associated with the increase of local non-farm occupation
Daniel Martín Auliz-Ortiz, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Eduardo Mendoza, Miguel Martínez-Ramos

  • Protected areas do not reduce the fragmentation rate.

  • Protected areas do not promote forest regrowth.

  • High concentration of rural settlements promote forest loss.

  • Reserves in contexts with greater non-farm occupation endure lower forest loss.

  • Local non-farm economic activities may help to conserve forest cover in protected areas.

Open access
Available online 20 May 2022
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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