The Evidence Champions

Introduction

Evidence Champions are organisations that have signed an agreement to make a clear commitment to involve 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 the not only the scientific evidence, but the tools and skills needed to use it, in order to make scientific evidence use routine and increase the effectiveness of conservation actions.

See our full A-Z list of Evidence Champions

Practitioners

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 

- Reviewing and reporting grey literature on interventions 

See a full list of Practitioner Evidence Champions

Funders

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.

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Journals

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

Others

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

See a full list of Other Evidence Champions

 

 

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, terrestrial mammals, forests, peatland and control of freshwater invasive species. More are in progress.

More about What Works in Conservation

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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 Programme Red List Champion - Arc Kent Wildlife Trust The Rufford Foundation Save the Frogs - Ghana Bern wood Supporting Conservation Leaders National Biodiversity Network Sustainability Dashboard Frog Life The international journey of Conservation - Oryx British trust for ornithology Cool Farm Alliance UNEP AWFA Butterfly Conservation People trust for endangered species Vincet Wildlife Trust