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The Future of Conservation website

The Future of Conservation website

The Future of Conservation website has been supported by the CCI Collaborative Fund. For more information, visit the project page GO-FOX – The Group and Organisation Future of Conservation Survey. The purpose of this project is to explore the views of conservationists on a range of issues, as a way of informing debates on the future of conservation.…

Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists  and conservationists in 2019?

Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2019?

Our ninth assessment of the forthcoming legislation that we consider is likely to have consequences for ecologists or the environment. We review issues ranging from a global scale, those in the European Union, those in the United Kingdom and constituent countries. Our purpose is to encourage greater interest and awareness of policy changes so that…

Unconditional Transfers and Tropical Forest Conservation: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Sierra Leone

Unconditional Transfers and Tropical Forest Conservation: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Sierra Leone

Unconditional conservation payments are increasingly used by conservation non-governmental organizations to further their environmental objectives. One key objective in many conservation projects that use such unconditional payments schemes is the protection of tropical forest ecosystems in buffer zone areas around protected parks where the scope of instating mandatory restrictions is more limited. We use a…

The consequences of land sparing for birds in the United Kingdom

The consequences of land sparing for birds in the United Kingdom

Land sparing has been proposed as a strategy to reconcile biodiversity conservation with agricultural production, with empirical studies on five continents indicating that most species would benefit if food demand was met through high‐yield farming combined with the protection or restoration of natural habitat. Most such studies come from landscapes covered by large areas of…

The Sustainable Development Goals Tool

The Sustainable Development Goals Tool

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) tool is aimed at people working in the field of biodiversity and conservation to make it easier to engage with the 169 targets which underlie the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. By answering a series of questions, you will be guided towards suggestions of the SDG targets that might be…