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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

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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

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