Series: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes

Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales—from genes to landscapes. Volumes in the series are edited and written by prominent scholars and practitioners to illuminate and advance biodiversity science and conservation. Each volume covers topics appropriate for the genes to landscapes theme, including evolution, behavior, physiology, genetics, ecology, conservation, restoration, sustainability, policy and management, and more.

Book Series: Pangolins

Most recent volume


Volume . Pangolins

Published: 1st December 2019 Series Volume Editors: Daniel Challender Helen Nash Carly Waterman

Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation brings together experts from around the world to document the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on pangolins and their conservation. It chronicles threats facing the species, explores the current initiatives required to protect them, and looks ahead at the future of pangolin science and conservation efforts.

Led by a team of editors with more than 20 years collective experience in pangolin conservation, this book includes accounts of the species’ evolution, morphology, and systematics. It discusses the role of pangolins in historically symbolic, mythological, and ritualistic practices across Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as contemporary practices including international trafficking. Chapters in the latter portion of this book focus on conservation solutions, including law enforcement and international policy, behavior change, local community engagement, ex situ conservation, tourism, and other interventions needed to secure the future of the species.

Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation is the latest volume in Elsevier’s species-specific series, Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students in species conservation science, planning, and policymaking.

Additional volumes


Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation

Published: 9th October 2018 Series Editor: Philip Nyhus Series Volume Editors: John French Sarah Converse Jane Austin

Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation

Published: 28th November 2017 Series Editor: Philip Nyhus Series Volume Editors: Laurie Marker Lorraine Boast Anne Schmidt-Kuentzel

Snow Leopards

Published: 24th June 2016 Series Editor: Philip Nyhus Series Volume Editors: Tom McCarthy David Mallon