Conservation on a wing and a prayer, or following the evidence?

Andrew Bladon is the lead author of the Butterfly and Moth synopsis. His research focuses on investigating the impacts of fine-scale temperature changes on butterflies, designing and testing conservation actions, and understanding the causes and consequences of insect declines. Last month, we published our 25th synopsis, a global synthesis of evidence for conservation actions forContinue reading Conservation on a wing and a prayer, or following the evidence?

Plenty more fish in the… CE synopsis on Marine Fish Conservation!

Natasha Taylor is a fisheries ecologist and data manager at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, where she has worked on a range of research topics and surveys including the ecology of fish eggs and larvae and fish population management and monitoring. Have you ever wondered exactly how many fish there are inContinue reading “Plenty more fish in the… CE synopsis on Marine Fish Conservation!”

“Show me the money!”: Poor reporting of costs of conservation interventions hampers ability to prioritize funds for nature.

Tom White is a PhD student with the Conservation Evidence team, where his researches focusses on trying to understand the costs associated with costs of conservation interventions. Today he discusses his most recent publication. Recent influential reports have highlighted the extent of biodiversity loss globally. For example, the WWF Living Planet report found that monitoredContinue reading ““Show me the money!”: Poor reporting of costs of conservation interventions hampers ability to prioritize funds for nature.”

New non-English language studies database: increasing the availability of conservation evidence

Kate Willott is the Conservation Evidence Research Assistant and Administrator, and Tatsuya Amano is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow based at the University of Queensland, Australia Helping us work towards more effective global conservation We are delighted to announce that we have now launched our non-English language database of studies testing conservation actions onContinue reading “New non-English language studies database: increasing the availability of conservation evidence”

The Conservation Evidence project — a truly collaborative and international effort

Rebecca Smith is a Senior Research Associate and Conservation Evidence Manager. The Conservation Evidence database was created to provide an easily accessible, free, authoritative information resource to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. So far, we have worked with over eleven hundred named collaborators from across the globe, to create theContinue reading “The Conservation Evidence project — a truly collaborative and international effort”

A brand new synopsis for reptile conservation

Will Morgan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Conservation Evidence team, and Rebecca Smith is a Senior Research Associate and Conservation Evidence Manager. As we begin a brand new year, we are delighted to announce that the long awaited Reptile Conservation synopsis of evidence is finally here, produced by an international team of authorsContinue reading “A brand new synopsis for reptile conservation”

Helping practitioners to make and document conservation decisions: the Evidence-to-Decision tool

Alec Christie is a research fellow at Downing College, Cambridge and recently completed his PhD in evidence-based conservation with the Conservation Evidence group. This post has been adapted from an article previously published in Conservation Land Management When undertaking actions to restore habitats or conserve wildlife, we often have to make difficult decisions. Which actionsContinue reading “Helping practitioners to make and document conservation decisions: the Evidence-to-Decision tool”

The biodiversity of marine artificial structures

Ally Evans is a postdoctoral research officer at Swansea University’s School of Biosciences. Previously at Aberystwyth University, she co-authored the Enhancing the Biodiversity of Marine Artificial Structures synopsis as part of the EU-funded Ecostructure project. Our coastlines have been modified and developed for centuries to support coastal living, and commercial and recreational use of theContinue reading “The biodiversity of marine artificial structures”

The untapped side of science that could boost evidence-based conservation

Tatsuya Amano is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow based at the University of Queensland, Australia. Tatsuya is committed to generating and transferring scientific knowledge on biodiversity changes and its conservation. His translatE project (https://translatesciences.com/) aims to understand the consequences of language barriers in biodiversity conservation. On a quiet day over ten years ago inContinue reading “The untapped side of science that could boost evidence-based conservation”

Reducing publication delay to improve the efficiency and impact of conservation science

Recently, Tom White and Alec Christie spoke to PeerJ about their article Reducing publication delay to improve the efficiency and impact of conservation science. This interview was originally published on the PeerJ blog. Can you tell us a bit about yourselves? We’re both researchers from the Conservation Evidence project at the University of Cambridge. AlecContinue reading “Reducing publication delay to improve the efficiency and impact of conservation science”

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