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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

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

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Enabling co-creation: aligning values, rules and knowledge

By Lorrae van Kerkhoff, member of the leadership team for the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s Conservation Futures project which helps protected area managers and agencies plan for future ecosystem changes. How do we improve? In the context of sustainable development, we continually confront the question of how we can develop meaningful and positive actions towards a

Do you speak lion?

In the 21st century conservations problems seem to be getting more complex and inter-connected, involving the interactions between both natural and social systems. One potential answer to addressing these problems is the more effective engagement of social sciences into conservation theory and practice but in a recent paper, Professor Bill Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation