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 summary statements that are quick and easy to read. It describes each piece of evidence 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.
For more information about the methods and evidence sources used for these synopses please see the methods page.
As well as those completed below, five global synopses are currently being produced on the conservation of mammals (other than bats and primates), reptiles, marine benthic species, wetlands and grasslands. Additional topics are also being added to the synopses on the control of invasive species and management of captive animals. We are also currently updating the synopses on the conservation of birds and bats.
Priority Knowledge Needs for Sustainable Farming Addressed - Published 2015