An introduction to evidence-based conservation (content tailored for research scientists).

Published online
30 Mar 2021
Published by
Evidence in Conservation Teaching Initiative
Content type
Educational material

Downey, H. & Amano, T. & Walsh, J.

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This paper describes scientific based evidence in conservation. Topics covered include the importance of scientific evidence, its use in nature conservation, barriers to using scientific evidence in nature conservation and how to overcome these obstacles. Also, synthesis of evidence, systematic reviews, systematic maps, decision-making tools and challenges of evidence synthesis are also presented.

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