Guidelines for Authors

Conservation Frontlines is an editorially independent, not-for-profit global newsroom that publishes a quarterly e-magazine and monthly news updates devoted to ethical hunting (“utilitarian” and “recreational”) and modern conservation. Conservation Frontlines seeks to offer independent thought, opinion and insight. We do not shy away from problematic or complex issues. Our articles are grounded in ecological, social and economic data.

Conservation Frontlines is also a voice of the custodians of wild places and wildlife. In rural communities around the world, many people live to hunt and often still hunt to live. Conservation Frontlines values their traditional knowledge and their respect for the lands they inhabit and the wild animals they live with.

At Conservation Frontlines, hunters and non-hunters alike can explore the links between hunting and conservation. Conservation Frontlines believes that both groups must work together to preserve and sustain wild lands and wildlife. We aim to spur positive exchanges; we will not play to extremists on any side.

Conservation Frontlines is read by scientists, government and NGO policymakers and administrators, politicians, members of the field-sports trades and conservationists of all kinds, public and private, all around the world.

  • As a not-for-profit, Conservation Frontlines does not pay for articles. Conservation Frontlines publishes bylines and thumbnail bios and, if the author wishes, contact information as well.
  • Conservation Frontlines holds its contributors to a high standard. Articles must be thoroughly fact-checked, with links to references and citations.
  • Articles may vary from 500 to 3,000 words; whatever is required to tell the story completely and concisely. Illustrations (JPEGs or other digital files) are of course desirable.
  • Images must be in JPEG or PNG format, web-optimized at 72 dpi. Maximum image resolution should not exceed 1 MP (megapixels). Image dimension should not exceed 1200 x 800 pixels (width x length). Minimum size for images is 800 px in width. Upload and resize your image here. Submitters guarantee that all images are owned by themselves or that they have permission from the rightful owner to use them. Conservation Frontlines is not responsible for copyright infringement.
  • Upon acceptance, articles are edited closely and then returned to the author for final vetting and approval before publication.
  • We recommend that authors query first, rather than sending unsolicited manuscripts. Please review several issues of Conservation Frontlines before submitting a query.
  • Send editorial queries to Gerhard Damm, Joint Editor-in-Chief.
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