Luc Hoffmann Institute

Dr David Gill - MPA LHI Fellow Alumni / Conservation International Fellow

Lack of staffing, funds prevent MPAs from realising full potential

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff. The findings are published in the journal Nature on March 22. MPAs,

Araucaria araucana Monkey puzzle tree showing detail of bark on a very old tree. Araucanía Region, Chile

Improve conservation impact – understand the local context

Do you work for an environmental or sustainable development organisation and want to assess the value of ecosystem services to help achieve your conservation goals? If the answer is yes, a ‘context diagnostic tool’ described in this new video series is for you. Over the past decade, conservation NGOs and other players have increasingly used

Flowers near Camping ground 1 (as named by the expedition team). Juruena National Park, Brazil. June-July 2006.

Taking the future in hand – doing science differently

By Melanie Ryan, Capacity & Fellows Programme Lead, Luc Hoffmann Institute The sustainable future of our earth is in the hands of billions – the many choices and actions of these billions. As one of the seven billion (soon to be 10 billion!), what each of us knows, how we choose to act, the way

Reflections of warm evening light on water flowing overthe weir at the outlet of Grasmere, Lake District, UK.

Post-truthing conservation – interview with Carina Wyborn

Interview with Carina Wyborn, Research Advisor at the Luc Hoffmann Institute, by Victoria Pilbeam, Masters student in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford. One of the biggest conservation challenges is how to translate what we know about the environment into meaningful action. In conservation circles, this is often discussed in terms of the ‘science-policy

Giant frailejones in paramos  Chiles Volcano area, bordering the Awa Reserve  La Planada Nature Reserve, Colombia

Climate change, biodiversity and the peace process in Colombia

By Claudia Munera Roldan and Carolina Figueroa of the Luc Hoffmann Institute Conservation Futures project. In 2012 the latest efforts towards a peace process in Colombia began to put an end to a 52 year- conflict with the FARC. After lengthy negotiations, the Colombian Congress finally approved the peace agreement in December 2016. The uncertainty