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Thinking big – scaling up climate change adaptation

The interaction of climate change with other drivers of global change such as urban development and economic growth is aggravating existing risks to social and ecological systems and creating new ones. These risks particularly affect people whose well-being and livelihood depend directly on ecosystems such as oceans, forests and rivers and the services they provide.

Strengthening conservation’s new generation

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is teaming up with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to equip Masters students with the range of skills needed to tackle today’s conservation challenges. With pressure on the natural world mounting, both institutes are committed to finding new ways of ensuring that conservation is relevant to

New horizons for the Luc Hoffmann Institute

A new strategy for the Luc Hoffmann Institute was unveiled yesterday during a gathering of colleagues and partner organisations. The Institute was created by WWF and the MAVA Foundation in 2011 to create stronger links between biodiversity science and conservation action. Since then it has worked closely with WWF and a range of partners on

Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says

A diverse group of the world’s leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine. A code of conduct for marine conservation would help prevent human rights violations that might occur during conservation and promote fair,

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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