Regular issue 7(2) of the journal «Nature Conservation Research» has been released

The regular issue 7(2) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/40. The cover shows staminate flowers of Baccharis macrophylla (Asteraceae) from the high altitude grasslands in the Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil (Author: Dr. Gustavo Heiden).

This issue of the journal “Nature Conservation Research” contains articles devoted to various taxonomic groups in Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. It includes review articles, research articles, short communications, and research notes, devoted to vascular plants, lichens, mammals, birds, and nematodes. A new nematode species, Miconchus prokini Gagarin & Gusakov, 2022, was described from Lake Elgygytgyn (Chukotka, Russia). The findings of 6 lichenised and lichenicolous fungi new to the lichen flora of Russia and Eastern Europe are presented. Results of the translocation of the fern Polystichum craspedosorum in the Amur Region (Russia) for preserving the species populations have been published. Data on localities of C. macranthos and C. × ventricosum in Eastern Europe are critically summarised by referring to original information sources. Based on phenological observations and counting route monitoring of bird communities, a decrease in the number and the timing shift of the bird arrival in the North-Eastern Baikal Region was shown. The character and dynamics of the spatial distribution of the Eurasian otter were studied, based in forest watercourses of the Kaluzhskie Zaseki State Nature Reserve (Russia). The role of the shrub Baccharis dracunculifolia in the short-term restoration of plant communities in the tropical forests of Brazil is shown. In a Protected Area of Mexico, zoonotic intestinal parasites have been identified in feral dogs, and the high risk to public health through transmission of some parasites through skin and visceral migratory larvae was highlighted. The effectiveness of conservation translocation of five threatened long-lived trees in China was evaluated based on long-term (20–35 years) population studies.