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Synthesis and review: delivering on conservation promises: the challenges of managing and measuring conservation outcomes


Adams, VM and Game, ET and Bode, M, Synthesis and review: delivering on conservation promises: the challenges of managing and measuring conservation outcomes, Environmental Research Letters, 9, (8) pp. 085002. ISSN 1748-9326 (2014) [Other Review]

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DOI: doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/085002


Growing threats and limited resources have always been the financial realities of biodiversity conservation. As the conservation sector has matured, however, the accountability of conservation investments has become an increasingly debated topic, with two key topics being driven to the forefront of the discourse: understanding how to manage the risks associated with our conservation investments and demonstrating that our investments are making a difference through evidence-based analyses. A better understanding of the uncertainties associated with conservation decisions is a central component of managing risks to investments that is often neglected. This focus issue presents both theoretical and applied approaches to quantifying and managing risks. Furthermore, transparent and replicable approaches to measuring impacts of conservation investments are noticeably absent in many conservation programs globally. This focus issue contains state of the art conservation program impact evaluations that both demonstrate how these methods can be used to measure outcomes as well as directing future investments. This focus issue thus brings together current thinking and case studies that can provide a valuable resource for directing future conservation investments.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Review
Keywords:conservation, risks, uncertainty, evidence, impact evaluation
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Adams, VM (Associate Professor Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:127478
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-07-31
Last Modified:2018-07-31

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