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Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says

A diverse group of the world’s leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine. A code of conduct for marine conservation would help prevent human rights violations that might occur during conservation and promote fair,

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Decision-support tools in conservation – improving user-centred design

By David Christian Rose, Researcher at University College London and Rebecca Robertson, University of Cambridge The conservation community is embracing decision support tools as a way of linking science to policy and practice – delivering scientific knowledge in a useable form. These tools, which guide users through clear stages towards an evidence-based final decision, are

Conservation Futures project promotes collaboration between Australia and Colombia

A Luc Hoffmann Institute (LHI) project on climate change adaptation is promoting research cooperation between Australia and Colombia. The Conservation Futures project is generating scientific knowledge on the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Colombia’s protected areas. The aim is to boost the capacity of protected area institutions to anticipate and

Experts call for more collaboration and investment in biodiversity monitoring

More investment in on-the-ground monitoring of biodiversity is needed to produce data that can improve environmental decision making and conservation action, according to a letter published today in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment by scientists representing 12 organisations that monitor the environment, including the Luc Hoffmann Institute. Increasingly accurate data are becoming available thanks

Lack of staffing, funds prevent Marine Protected Areas 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,