Individual study: Influencing human behaviour: an underutilised tool for biodiversity management
Veríssimo D. (2013) Influencing human behaviour: an underutilised tool for biodiversity management. Conservation Evidence, 10, 29-31
Human behaviour is the key driver of all major threats to biodiversity. Habitat loss, climate change, invasive species and overharvesting are, in general, consequences of the lifestyle of billions of humans. In order to move from documenting losses and identifying causes for decline to tackling the underlying drivers and implementing solutions, we need to recognize that conservation is not only about animals and plants but equally about people and their behaviour.