Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Savanna Ecosystems

Publishing date
01 Sep 2018
Submission deadline
11 May 2018

Lead Editor

1Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

2University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa

Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Savanna Ecosystems


Wildlife is an important component of tropical ecosystems and contributes to national economies through both consumptive and nonconsumptive tourism. Tropical savanna ecosystems harbor a high diversity of charismatic wild large carnivores and herbivores and plant species of ecological and socioeconomic value.

The 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 benefit sharing
  • Climate change and wildlife conservation
  • Community based natural resources management
  • Emerging technologies and their applications in wildlife conservation
  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Indigenous and local knowledge
  • Nonconsumptive uses of wildlife
  • Protected area management
  • Sustainable utilisation
  • Transboundary conservation
  • Threats to wildlife conservation
  • Population status of wildlife resources
  • Wildlife crime
  • Wildlife management models
  • Mainstreaming conflict management and resolution in conservation


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1573593
  • - Editorial

Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Savanna Ecosystems

Edson Gandiwa | Never Muboko | John F. Mupangwa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3069254
  • - Research Article

Local Ecological Knowledge on Climate Change and Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Strategies Promote Resilience in the Middle Zambezi Biosphere Reserve, Zimbabwe

Olga Laiza Kupika | Edson Gandiwa | ... | Shakkie Kativu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9565049
  • - Research Article

Occurrence of Clinostomum Metacercariae in Oreochromis mossambicus from Mashoko Dam, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe

Casper Mutengu | Wilson Mhlanga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9273184
  • - Research Article

Effect of Soil Type and Foliar Factors on the Distribution of Imbrasia belina in the Southeastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe

Edward Mufandaedza | Doreen Z. Moyo | Paul Makoni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6741439
  • - Research Article

Towards an Understanding of Conservation-Based Costs, Benefits, and Attitudes of Local People Living Adjacent to Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe

Given Matseketsa | Gladman Chibememe | ... | Kudakwashe Takarinda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6214318
  • - Review Article

More than Just Story Telling: A Review of Biodiversity Conservation and Utilisation from Precolonial to Postcolonial Zimbabwe

Tanyaradzwa Chigonda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9062868
  • - Research Article

An Assessment of Forage Selection by Giraffe Introduced into Umfurudzi Park, Northern Zimbabwe

Takunda V. Munyaka | Edson Gandiwa
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