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A Norwegian Polar Institute researcher surveying the area with binoculars. Svalbard, Norway.

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

Dr David Gill - MPA LHI Fellow Alumni / Conservation International Fellow

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,

Araucaria araucana Monkey puzzle tree showing detail of bark on a very old tree. Araucanía Region, Chile

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

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Beyond talk – time for action: Integrating people into conservation

Greater effort is needed to make people part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness of conservation That’s the main conclusion of a study ‘Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation,’ recently published in the journal Biological Conservation. In the study, an international group of scientists outlines the need

Bajau Laut sea gypsies living on houses on stilts by the sea in Pulau Gaya, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. 14 June 2009

Ecosystem Services and Sustainability MOOC

NEW MOOC ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM TODAY ON THE COURSERA PLATFORM. We are pleased to announce a new MOOC on Ecosystem Services available immediately on the Coursera platform, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project. Is this course for me? This MOOC is for anybody interested in mastering the