ESE Editor’s Choice 2:1 – Answering the call for evidence-based conservation science teaching

Is conservation science failing to prepare students to make an effective contribution to conservation practice? Associate Editor Costanza Rampini introduces our latest Editor’s Choice article by Downey et al. calling for a wider teaching of evidence-based conservation. Although the past 20 years have seen a huge increase in the amount of scientific information available to conservationists, conservation practitioners and land managers still too often rely … Continue reading ESE Editor’s Choice 2:1 – Answering the call for evidence-based conservation science teaching

Seeing in the dark: Detecting and protecting cryptic nesting species using UAV thermal cameras

Authors Mike Shewring and Jim Vafidis share a video summary of their latest From Practice article using UAV-mounted thermal imaging to detect cryptic nesting European Nightjars in Wales, UK. Confirming the presence and location of cryptic nesting species is a significant fieldwork challenge in ecological monitoring. Nest sites can be located through direct observation or capture and radio tracking of breeding individuals; however, such work … Continue reading Seeing in the dark: Detecting and protecting cryptic nesting species using UAV thermal cameras

Repatriating solitary felids: the case for seeking homes for conflict-borne leopards in southern Africa

Photo © Vasti Botha Translocating large carnivores to reduce human-wildlife conflict have historically failed, but recent improvements in satellite technology have enabled better monitoring and success. In their latest research, Power et al. report on the outcomes of repatriating 16 leopards across a South African province. Leopards need little introduction. These large felids are ubiquitous across Africa and large parts of Asia. However, being so … Continue reading Repatriating solitary felids: the case for seeking homes for conflict-borne leopards in southern Africa

Behind the cover 2:1 – Q&A with David O’Brien

In this Q&A, we find out more about the author and research: “A co‐development approach to conservation leads to informed habitat design and rapid establishment of amphibian communities” behind the cover image of our first issue of 2021. The research What’s your article about? Our article describes habitat creation and management for amphibians in economically active sites. We worked with farmers, foresters and a golf … Continue reading Behind the cover 2:1 – Q&A with David O’Brien

Open access teaching materials for evidence-based practice in conservation

In their latest review, Harriet Downey and educators from around the world call for a wider teaching of the tools and skills needed to facilitate evidence-based conservation. A version of this post is available in Finnish, French, Japanese and Spanish. Did you know that there are over 12,000 articles published annually in the field of ecology alone? The last 20 years has seen a huge … Continue reading Open access teaching materials for evidence-based practice in conservation

Näyttöön perustuvan luonnonsuojelun käytännön opetusmateriaalit avoimesti saatavilla

Viimeisimmässä katsauksessaan Harriet Downey ja kouluttajat ympäri maailmaa vaativat laajempaa opetusta työkaluista ja taidoista, joita tarvitaan näyttöön perustuvan luonnonsuojelun helpottamiseksi. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to Finnish by Sini Savilaakso. Tiesitkö, että pelkästään ekologian alalla julkaistaan vuosittain yli 12000 artikkelia? Viimeisten 20 vuoden aikana luonnonsuojelijoille saatavilla olevan tiedon määrä on kasvanut huimasti, mutta onko se saanut ihmiset tekemään parempia päätöksiä? … Continue reading Näyttöön perustuvan luonnonsuojelun käytännön opetusmateriaalit avoimesti saatavilla

Matériel pédagogique en libre accès pour une pratique de la conservation des espèces fondé sur des preuves

Dans leur dernière revue, Harriet Downey et des éducateurs du monde entier appellent à un enseignement plus large des outils et des compétences nécessaires pour faciliter la conservation fondée sur des preuves. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to French by Daphne Kerhoas. Saviez-vous que plus de 12 000 articles sont publiés chaque année dans le seul domaine de l’écologie ? … Continue reading Matériel pédagogique en libre accès pour une pratique de la conservation des espèces fondé sur des preuves

エビデンスに基づいた保全のためのオープンアクセス教材

この論文<では、Harriet Downeyさんと世界各地の保全教育に携わる共同研究者たちが、エビデンスに基づいた保全を促進するために必要なツールやスキルをより広く教えることの重要性を主張しています. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to Japanese by Tatsuya Amano. 生態学分野だけで毎年12,000以上の学術論文が出版されているのをご存じでしょうか。過去20年で、生物多様性保全に携わる人々は非常に多くの情報を手に入れることができるようになりました。しかし、これらの情報が新たに手に入るようになったことで、生物多様性保全において、より効果的な意思決定が行われるようになったのでしょうか… Continue reading エビデンスに基づいた保全のためのオープンアクセス教材

Materiales didácticos de acceso abierto para la práctica basada en la evidencia en conservación

En su última revisión, Harriet Downey y docentes de todo el mundo hicieron una petición para una enseñanza más extensa de las herramientas y habilidades necesarias para facilitar la conservación basada en evidencia. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to Spanish by Veronica Zamora-Gutierrez. ¿Sabías que se publican más de 12000 artículos anualmente solo en el campo de la ecología? Los … Continue reading Materiales didácticos de acceso abierto para la práctica basada en la evidencia en conservación

ESE Editor’s Choice 1:2 – An ethical framework for using camera traps in the field

How should you react if you unintentionally capture illegal activity in photos from a wildlife camera trap? Associate Editor Dave Augeri introduces our latest Editor’s Choice article by Sharma et al. which addresses the ethics of using camera traps in wildlife research. Ethical principles are so fundamental to our work in conservation science that we often take it for granted. However, while we may naturally … Continue reading ESE Editor’s Choice 1:2 – An ethical framework for using camera traps in the field