Luc Hoffmann Institute

New horizons: Luc Hoffmann Institute annual report 2016-2017

The institute can be a unifying force, pulling all the vital pieces together – the knowledge, experience and passion of all those already working hard to save the natural world but see their impact limited, and all those who can offer resources but want their investment to have maximum effect. Keep an eye on the

Global study of children: More trees, less disease

A global study says children living in river basins whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrhoeal disease, the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five. Published in Nature Communications today, the University of Vermont-led study, supported by the Luc Hoffmann Institute, is the first to quantify the

Evidence-based conservation: more complex than you might think

It is hard to argue with the desire for conservation policy and practice to be based on the best available evidence. Evidence is critical to develop actions and strategies that are more likely to lead to desirable outcomes for people and for nature. It is also important to ensure that precious dollars invested in conservation

Valuing nature projects – six steps to success

Do you work for an environmental NGO or institution and want to assess the value of nature to generate social and political change? Do you think an ecosystem services assessment or natural capital account might help achieve your conservation and sustainable development goals? If so, a new guide produced by the Luc Hoffmann Institute, WWF

A matter of survival – report on water and peace released

Research by the Luc Hoffmann Institute and partners has fed into a report by the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace which reinforces the international framework for promoting water cooperation. The panel was launched in 2015 in Geneva to develop proposals for preventing and resolving water-related conflicts, promoting water for peace-building and endorsing water