The importance of behavioural studies in conservation biology

  title={The importance of behavioural studies in conservation biology},
  author={William J. Sutherland},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • W. Sutherland
  • Published 1 October 1998
  • Environmental Science, Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
The exciting research developments in animal behaviour over the last two decades have had a negligible impact on conservation. I list 20 subjects in which the study of animal behaviour can make a significant contribution to conservation. Behaviour may in itself be worth conserving. I also suggest how behavioural ecologists could become more involved in conservation. Copyright 1998 The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. 

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