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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.

Use the search box at the top of this page to search the database of over 4,700 papers that determine the consequences of conservation interventions.

What Works in Conservation assesses the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial or not. It is based on summarised evidence in synopses, on topics such as amphibians, bats, biodiversity in European farmland, enhancing soil fertility and control of freshwater invasive species. More are available and in progress.

We also publish new evidence in our online journal Conservation Evidence.

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The journal, Conservation Evidence

A unique, free to publish open-access journal publishing research and case studies that measure the effects of conservation actions.


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Volume 14

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Amphibian special issue

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What Works in Conservation 2017 is now available to download for free

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