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Our blog provides news, updates and insights related to evidence-based conservation from the Conservation Evidence team, as well as our partner organisations and others in the conservation community. We're particularly interested in work that uses, or generates, evidence on the effects of biodiversity conservation actions.

To get in touch about the blog please contact Nigel Taylor at nt461@cam.ac.uk. We’re always happy to receive suggestions for new guest blog posts.

Evidence-based conservation with Mossy Earth: encouraging lessons and challenges

Tiago de Zoeten explains how Mossy Earth are integrating evidence into their conservation projects, and some of the lessons they’ve learned and challenges they’ve faced in doing so.

Conservation guidance to help European seabirds in a time of climate change

Henry Häkkinen gives an overview of new evidence-based guidance for seabird conservation in the face of climate change.

The Evidence Toolkit: supporting evidence-based decision making in conservation

Rebecca Smith and William Morgan outline The Evidence Toolkit co-developed by Conservation Evidence over the past two decades.

What are we working on at Conservation Evidence?

This blog post is a quick overview of what the Conservation Evidence team are working on. We’ve listed some of our recent and ongoing activities. Please follow the links, or contact us, if you want to know more about any of our work.

Tangled Banks and Sentinel Plants: generating evidence for plant conservation

Beccy Middleton and Harry Watkins showcase the imminent Biodiversity Plan at St Andrews Botanic Garden, and explain its links to evidence-based conservation.

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How funders can make conservation more effective

Nida Al-Fulaij and Becky Holmes consider the role of environmental funders in evidence-based conservation.

Expert insights into alpine peatland conservation complement global scientific evidence

Jessica Rowland, Jessica Walsh and Joslin Moore discuss their recent paper on conservation evidence in Australian peatlands.

Future infrastructure expansion poses severe biodiversity risks and requires effective, evidence-based and transparent mitigation strategies

Tom White and Ashley Simkins outline the threats that infrastructure poses to biodiversity, and how impacts might be effectively mitigated.

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Do we know what plants need?

Tim Pankhurst shares his thoughts on the need for evidence in plant conservation.

How do you solve a problem like Spartina?

Sam Reynolds discusses a recent project providing evidence to support management of an invasive grass on the Chinese coast.

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