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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…

The conceptual and practical options of governing natural capital under a ‘system operator’

The ultimate ambition of a natural capital approach is for nature to be managed in a way that delivers the best outcome for society. This remains a challenge because existing governance arrangements do not take a ‘systems view’, fail to take account of nature’s multiple stakeholders; long-run considerations; and the public good characteristics of many…

Embracing failure in conservation

Everyone likes to talk about success, but for improving the practice of conservation, understanding how and why interventions fail is often more useful than understanding why they succeed. The aim of this project is to enable CCI partners and their collaborators to better assess, communicate and apply learning from failure. Promoting failure as a crucial…

Citizen science for conservation in Africa (CISCA)

CISCA’s aim was to translate citizen science data collection into conservation action in Africa. It  did this through developing the capacity of 26 African conservation citizen science managers, giving them skills to engage citizen scientists, design robust citizen science protocols, generate useful data and use the results to inform conservation strategies and policy

Improving Engagement of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Sustainability Standards

Voluntary sustainability standards and safeguards are mechanisms that can be used to track and reduce negative corporate environmental and social impact, improve transparency and promote best practice. Transforming the way goods are produced is a key focus of many environmental conservation organisations and is reflected in global targets including SDG 12 and Aichi target 4.…

Identifying globally important sites for life on earth: scoping of Key Biodiversity Areas

The Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) partnership was tasked with developing a map of key sites for life on earth that can guide both governments, industry and conservation partners to safeguard sites that are most critical for conservation across the planet. The goal of this project was to identify sites that potentially qualify as KBAs for…

Science and Policy to Address Threats to the Afro-Palearctic Migratory Birds: new research and future policy

The decline in long-distance migrant landbirds is an important issue of growing conservation concern. Technology is enabling rapid advances in research, but an overview and gap analysis to aid development of appropriate policy and conservation action responses has been lacking. This project reviewed and synthesised recent advances in knowledge of African-Eurasian migrants. Science and policy…

Bringing biodiversity into the heart of natural capital approaches

Biodiversity is insufficiently incorporated into private sector natural capital assessments. As a result activities designed to reduce impact on natural capital tend to focus on water and carbon, overlooking biodiversity considerations. This project will engage with key stakeholders to explore how biodiversity can be better represented and integrated into such assessments. 

A global audit of biodiversity monitoring

There is a growing demand for data to track the changing state of biodiversity, such as trends in species’ populations. This project will undertake a global audit of biodiversity monitoring, identifying the major taxonomic, geographic and temporal gaps in coverage, and suggest ways to close them. The work will help to improve the monitoring of…