The Journal of Vertebrate Biology is pleased to announce an upcoming Special Issue, “Dogs and conservation: current and emerging considerations,” with Guest Editors Dr. K. Whitehouse-Tedd (Nottingham Trent University, UK), Dr. N. Richards and Dr. M. Parker (both from Working Dogs for Conservation, USA). The deadline is March 31, 2020. The issue will focus on the role of dogs in applied conservation efforts, including (but not limited to) anti-poaching, detection (wildlife scat, poison, illegal substances and animal parts), livestock guarding and innovative conservation- and environmental remediation-related applications. The journal is open access with no publication charges, provides rapid reviewing, has no formatting requirements for initial submission, and provides assistance with English correction for non-native speakers. Abstracts and contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org and CC the Editor-in-Chief (Prof. Carl Smith; email@example.com). Please state that the submission is for consideration in the Special Issue “Dogs and conservation: current and emerging considerations” and briefly describe how the manuscript addresses one or more of the themes, and provides a novel and timely contribution to the field.