About the Journal
The European Bison Conservation Newsletter (Żubr i jego ochrona Biuletyn) is a scientific journal published by the European Bison Friends Society. The first issue of the Bulletin was published in 2008. Three types of the content are published in the journal: peer-reviewed scientific articles and peer-reviewed short comunications and non-peer-reviewed popular science articles.
The aim and scope of the journal:
The aim of the journal is to disseminate the results of scientific research on the genus Bison. A characteristic feature of the Scientific Council of the journal is an intensive cooperation of its members with breeders and keepers of herds as well as the implementation of species protection projects. Thanks to this, the journal is a communication platform, and the published works have great application potential. The Scientific Council is created by an international research community, and the added value is an intense cooperation between scientists involved in the protection of European bison (wisent) and American bison, associated within the IUCN SSC Bison Specialist Group.
European Bison Conservation Newsletter is a fully accessible online annal in which scientific materials (peer-reviewed scientific articles and non-peer-reviewed popular science articles) written by Polish and foreign scientists are published. Cooperation with research centers in Poland and around the world contributes to the internationalization of the affiliation of the authors, reviewers and readers of the Newsletter, which allows increasing the recognition, range and building the prestige of the journal.
Articles on the following thematic issues concerning the genus Bison are published in the Newsletter: Bison bonasus, Bison bison, ex situ/ in situ conservation, captive / semi-free / free population, management, monitoring, conservation, restitution, reproduction, mortality, population structure, population growth rate, birth index, breeding, disease transmission, veterinary-conservation, sedation, anesthesia, histology, parasitology, habitats, foraging activity, reintroduction, diet, food base, nutritional requirements, carrying capacity, seasonal movements, damages, genetics, pedigrees, inbreeding, genetic enrichment, genetic diversity, genetic markers, cytogenetics.
Published content is organized by the following categories:
EUROPEAN BISON (WISENT) / AMERICAN BISON / GENETICS / VETERINARY / BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY / EX SITU CONSERVATION / IN SITU CONSERVATION / CULTURE AND EDUCATION