We summarise the evidence for the effectiveness of different conservation actions

This resource is for conservation practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and is designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity.

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Amphibian Conservation
129 Actions
Synopsis - Amphibian Conservation
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Bat Conservation
190 Actions
Synopsis - Bat Conservation
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Bee Conservation
59 Actions
Synopsis - Bee Conservation
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Bird Conservation
455 Actions
Synopsis - Bird Conservation
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Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
161 Actions
Synopsis - Control of Freshwater Invasive Species
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Farmland Conservation
119 Actions
Synopsis - Farmland Conservation
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Management of Captive Animals
96 Actions
Synopsis - Management of Captive Animals
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Peatland Conservation
125 Actions
Synopsis - Peatland Conservation


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Forest Conservation
122 Actions
Synopsis - Forest Conservation
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Mediterranean Farmland
75 Actions
Synopsis - Mediterranean Farmland
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Primate Conservation
162 Actions
Synopsis - Primate Conservation
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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation
109 Actions
Synopsis - Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Sustainable production

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Natural Pest Control
22 Actions
Synopsis - Natural Pest Control
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Soil Fertility
27 Actions
Synopsis - Soil Fertility
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Sustainable Aquaculture
25 Actions
Synopsis - Sustainable Aquaculture
What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation

What Works in Conservation assesses the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial or not. It is based on summarised evidence in synopses, on topics such as amphibians, bats, biodiversity in European farmland, and control of freshwater invasive species. More are available and in progress.

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Our Journal: Conservation Evidence

Our Journal:
Conservation Evidence

A unique, free to publish open-access journal publishing research and case studies that measure the effects of conservation actions.

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