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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,

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

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

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