The Evidence Champions


Evidence Champions are organisations that have signed an agreement to make a clear commitment to use Conservation Evidence and other relevant sources of scientific evidence at some stage of their process. Evidence Champions agree to the principles of evidence-based conservation and many Evidence Champions have acted as co-designers in some element of the delivery of Conservation Evidence through testing new tools and guidance and writing support documents with us.

Through this programme we aim to provide not only the scientific evidence but the tools and skills needed to use it, in order to make scientific evidence use and generation routine to increase the effectiveness of conservation actions.

Watch the videos below to find out more about joining the partnership and to hear more about current work by one of our Evidence Champions, the Endangered Landscapes Programme: 


See our full A-Z list of Evidence Champions


Practitioners commit to using evidence in a variety of ways and help produce tools and guidance for doing so. This includes: 

- Making evidence-based decisions

- Experimentally testing and publishing interventions

- Producing evidence-based guidance

See a full list of Practitioner Evidence Champions


Funders ask applicants to describe the relevant evidence in their grant applications in order to assess how evidence-based the approach is. Funders have adopted a range of practices to ensure that the evidence is used. This allows funders to understand the work in the context of the wider evidence-base. Some funders also encourage the testing of conservation actions.

See a full list of Funder Evidence Champions


Journals ask authors publishing papers testing conservation interventions to check and discuss the existing literature collated by Conservation Evidence in their paper. This helps place each study in the wider, unbiased context of work that has been done before, and may encourage conservationists to review the evidence before taking action.

See a full list of Journal Evidence Champions


We also work with other organisations and individuals in a variety of ways. 

See a full list of Other Evidence Champions



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What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation provides expert assessments of the effectiveness of actions, based on summarised evidence, in synopses. Subjects covered so far include amphibians, birds, mammals, forests, peatland and control of freshwater invasive species. More are in progress.

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The Conservation Evidence Journal

The Conservation Evidence Journal

An online, free to publish in, open-access journal publishing results from research and projects that test the effectiveness of conservation actions.

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Who uses Conservation Evidence?

Meet some of the evidence champions

Endangered Landscape ProgrammeRed List Champion - Arc Kent Wildlife Trust The Rufford Foundation Save the Frogs - Ghana Mauritian Wildlife Supporting Conservation Leaders
Sustainability Dashboard National Biodiversity Network Frog Life The international journey of Conservation - Oryx Cool Farm Alliance UNEP AWFA Bat Conservation InternationalPeople trust for endangered species Vincet Wildlife Trust