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Wildlife Conservation in Tropical Savanna Ecosystems

Call for Papers

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

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 11 May 2018
Publication DateSeptember 2018

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

Lead Guest Editor

  • Edson Gandiwa, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

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