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The Green List of Species: towards a Standard for measuring species recovery

The world lacks a standardized framework for measuring species recovery comparable to the way we do extinction risk (the world-renowned IUCN Red List of Threatened Species). The current project will ensure the emerging IUCN Green List of Species is fit for purpose to help end-users set (and measure) ambitious recovery targets and attribute impact of…

Developing tailored remote monitoring protocols for sites of biodiversity importance

Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites contributing significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity.  Over 16,000 KBAs have been identified globally, but their health and integrity are not monitored systematically. This project aims to develop, publish and disseminate long-term indices of change in all KBAs using a suite of remote sensing products tailored to the…

Mapping the opportunities for improving conservation by better incorporating human behaviour

Conservation has been slow to utilise new ideas from psychology and behavioural economics about shifting human behaviour through addressing social norms, messenger effects, cognitive biases and default decisions. Our workshop-centred study has systematically explored the potential for impacting conservation using such tools, and planned an agenda for testing them.

Global Swimways – balancing conservation of migratory fishes and development

Anthropogenic use of water resources is driving high levels of decline and extinction in freshwater species, in large part due to the  extensive impacts of hydrological alteration and fragmentation, which is leading to major disruption of fish migration routes.  To quantify this threat the project developed the “Global Swimways” concept for freshwater migratory fish as…