All posts tagged: conservation

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

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

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,

Conservation Futures project promotes collaboration between Australia and Colombia

A Luc Hoffmann Institute (LHI) project on climate change adaptation is promoting research cooperation between Australia and Colombia. The Conservation Futures project is generating scientific knowledge on the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Colombia’s protected areas. The aim is to boost the capacity of protected area institutions to anticipate and

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,