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New horizons: Luc Hoffmann Institute annual report 2016-2017

The institute can be a unifying force, pulling all the vital pieces together – the knowledge, experience and passion of all those already working hard to save the natural world but see their impact limited, and all those who can offer resources but want their investment to have maximum effect. Keep an eye on the

Evidence-based conservation: more complex than you might think

It is hard to argue with the desire for conservation policy and practice to be based on the best available evidence. Evidence is critical to develop actions and strategies that are more likely to lead to desirable outcomes for people and for nature. It is also important to ensure that precious dollars invested in conservation

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