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Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity.
We summarise evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of conservation interventions, such as methods of habitat or species management.
Why not search the database of summaries of over 4,200 papers that determine the consequences of interventions? Why not look at our synopses that summarise all the research looking at whether interventions are beneficial? Current synopses cover amphibians, bats, bees, birds, European farmland, natural pest control, enhancing soil fertility and sustainable aquaculture, but many more are in progress.
The journal, Conservation Evidence
A unique, free to publish open-access journal publishing research and case studies that measure the effects of conservation actions.
SynopsesWhat are synopses?
22/04/2015: New paper in Conservation Evidence journal shows how leaving parts of meadows uncut can benefit butterflies
25/02/2015: An attempt to re-establish a sooty tern colony on an island in the Seychelles
12/02/2015: Synopsis on Forest Conservation - key messages now being compiled
What are Synopses?
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 a summary of the methods and evidence sources used for our synopses, please see the methods page.
Over the next five years, Conservation Evidence aims to produce synopses covering every major habitat and taxonomic group.
Each will be produced through thorough literature reviews and with an international panel of experts advising on the scope and structure of the synopsis, ensuring that they communicate the information that conservation practitioners need in the easiest and most useful way possible.
These synopses will be available individually, online (both as a downloadable PDF and as a searchable database) and in print, but will also be combined into a ‘Global Synopsis’ – an authoritative guide to conservation practice for any habitat and taxon, anywhere in the world.