By Ann Thornton, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge 

 The online, open access, free to publish in, peer-reviewed Conservation Evidence Journal publishes results from research and projects investigating the effectiveness of conservation actions. We welcome papers that test and monitor the effectiveness of the action using an experimental design (e.g. before and after the action vs. control (BACI), single action vs. control, effectiveness of different methods, etc.) for actions such as habitat creation, habitat restoration, translocations, reintroductions, mitigation, and invasive species control. Examining the consequences of small-scale actions is of considerable interest; particularly if the outcome was unexpected or not as desired. Large-scale conservation projects testing multiple actions are of less interest due to the difficulty in determining which of the actions had an effect. Recent papers from the Conservation Evidence Journal’s Amphibian Management Collection:

  • Martínez Aguirre et al. 2019 Re-establishment of an extinct local population of the Valcheta Frog, Pleurodema somuncu- rense, in a restored habitat in Patagonia
  • Borzée et al. 2018 Translocation of an endangered endemic Korean treefrog Dryophytes suweonensis
  • Arellano et al. 2018 Treatment of adult Valcheta Frogs Pleurodema somuncurense for chytrid fungus

See here for author guidelines and how to submit your article.

The Conservation Evidence Journal is a separate publication within the Conservation Evidence project. Conservation Evidence is a free, online, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. The website provides summaries of evidence from studies about the effects of conservation actions, and synopses of evidence that review the effectiveness of all actions you could implement to tackle a particular conservation issue.