What Works in Conservation: Books

Introduction

What Works in Conservation provides expert assessments of the documented evidence for the effectiveness of actions based on the summarised evidence in synopses. These assessments are available in the searchable database, and the most recent full publication can be downloaded as a pdf or purchased from OpenBook Publishers.

Read more on our What is What Works in Conservation page. 

Latest edition

What Works in Conservation 2019 is now available to download.

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Previous editions

These are for reference only as all information/updated information is included in the most recent edition.

W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon & R.K. Smith (2018) What Works in Conservation Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK. Pdf

W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon & R.K. Smith (2017) What Works in Conservation Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK. Pdf

Sutherland W.J., Dicks L.V., Ockendon N. & Smith R.K. (2015) What Works in Conservation 2015. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK. Pdf 

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.

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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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