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 short summaries that are quick and easy to read. For each piece of evidence it describes the background context, action taken and consequences, 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.
As well as those completed below, five global synopses are currently being produced on the conservation of marine mammals, reptiles, marine fish, wetlands and terrestrial invertebrates. Additional topics are also being added to the synopsis on the control of invasive species. We are also currently updating the synopses on the conservation of bats and birds.
Amphibian Conservation - Published 2014
Bee Conservation - Published 2010
Bird Conservation - Published 2013
Control of Freshwater Invasive Species - Published 2017
Farmland Conservation - Published 2013
Priority Knowledge Needs for Sustainable Farming Addressed - Published 2015
Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017
Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation - Published 2020