Regular issue 8(1) of the journal «Nature Conservation Research» has been released

This issue of the journal “Nature Conservation Research” contains articles devoted to various taxonomic groups of animals, remote sensing data, and needs of local peoples living around Protected Areas in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa. This issue includes eight articles. A review paper is devoted to the method of Random Encounter Model (REM), used for estimating the population density of unmarked mammals using camera traps. Distribution of Panorpa species (Mecoptera) has been studied in European Russia except the Caucasus. Hematological and biochemical parameters of Salamandrella keyserlingii (Amphibia) has been estimated. Another article presents the role of a campesine reserve zone in the Magdalena Valley (Colombia) in the conservation of endangered tropical rainforests. Tree attributes has been assessed in urban greenwood using ground-based LiDAR and multiseasonal aerial photography data. One article demonstrates structural-functional characteristics of two song types in Phylloscopus humei (Phylloscopidae). The first record of the Ferrissia californica (Mollusca, Gastropoda) has been made in Morocco. The socio-economic predictors of the local people's needs and the link between biodiversity conservation and rural development have been presented for four Nigerian national parks.