07 Aug '17, 5pm

Conservation community failing to use evidence to make decisions, scientists say

Conservation community failing to use evidence to make decisions, scientists say

“We need to engage directly with decision-makers — recognizing that they are not one group but many — to understand the types of evidence that are relevant to their decisions, and to pinpoint the critical knowledge gaps,” she said. “Armed with this understanding, scientists and practitioners need to focus their energies on co-generating this evidence and working closely with relevant decision-makers to produce a shared understanding of the science. Conservation practitioners and funders can do more too, by designing their interventions and structuring funding, whenever possible, to create real-world experiments that allow us to test hypotheses about what works and what doesn’t.”

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/07/conservation-community-...

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