What Works in Conservation

(From the CE Conservation Evidence Website, full article HERE)

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

Panels of experts have assessed the collated evidence for each intervention to determine its effectiveness, the certainty of the evidence and, in most cases, whether there are negative side-effects on the group of species or habitat of concern (harms). Using these assessments, interventions have been categorised, based on a combination of effectiveness (the size of benefit or harm) and certainty (the strength of the evidence). The following categories are used: Beneficial, Likely to be beneficial, Trade-off between benefit and harms, Unknown effectiveness, Unlikely to be beneficial, Likely to be ineffective or harmful.

What Works in Conservation 2019 provides assessments of the evidence in the following synopses: Amphibian Conservation, Bat Conservation, Bird Conservation, Farmland Conservation, Forest Conservation, Natural Pest Control, Peatland Conservation, Primate Conservation, Shrubland and Heathland Conservation, Soil Fertility, Control of Freshwater Invasive Species and Management of some Captive Animals. It is updated annually to include new evidence and cover additional taxa and habitats.