Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity.
We summarise evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of conservation interventions, such as methods of habitat or species management.
Why not search the database of summaries of over four thousand papers that determine the consequences of interventions? Why not look at our synopses that summarise all the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial? Current synopses cover bees, bird and European farmland, but many more are in preparation.
Conservation Evidence journal
A unique open-access journal publishing research and case studies that measures the effects of conservation actions.
05/04/2013: New Conservation Evidence journal papers
- Conservation practice could benefit from routine testing and publication of management outcomes.
- Adoption of socio-cultural norms to increase community compliance in permanent marine reserves in southwest Madagascar.
- The impacts of commercial woodland management on woodland butterfly biodiversity in Morecambe Bay, UK.
- Bracken Pteridium aquilinum control on small conservation sites, Miserden, UK.
- Restoring species-rich grassland at New Grove Meadows, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK.
08/03/2013: Bird Reintroduction: papers from Conservation Evidence
To mark the completion of the Bird Synopsis, which summarises the global evidence for over 300 interventions, we have created two special compilations. This one has some of the papers on bird reintroductions. The companion compilation has a selection of papers on bird conservation management.
25/02/2013: Nearly 400 studies summarised for the Amphibian Synopsis
Nearly 400 studies on the effectiveness of conservation interventions for Amphibians have now been summarised.
What are Synopses?
A synopsis of evidence lists all the possible actions you could take to conserve a given species group or habitat, or to tackle a particular conservation issue.
For each action, it brings together the available scientific evidence with summary statements that are quick and easy to read. It describes each piece of evidence with references, and links to more information on our website.
Each synopsis is developed in partnership with an international advisory board of conservationists and researchers who specialise in that area.
Over the next five years, Conservation Evidence aims to produce synopses covering every major habitat and taxonomic group.
Each will be produced through thorough literature reviews and with an international panel of experts advising on the scope and structure of the synopsis, ensuring that they communicate the information that conservation practitioners need in the easiest and most useful way possible.
These synopses will be available individually, online (both as a downloadable PDF and as a searchable database) and in print, but will also be combined into a ‘Global Synopsis’ – an authoritative guide to conservation practice for any habitat and taxon, anywhere in the world.