Evidence and the conservation manager

What evidence does a manager need?

It’s often said that there’s a gap between conservation science and conservation management, that the work of conservation researchers either isn’t reaching managers or isn’t addressing the issues most relevant to managers. In the hope of generating new perspectives on this problem, we decided to ask park managers about the information they need to make decisions and whether or not they have that information available to them (Cook et al. 2012). Understanding managers’ views on evidence can provide important insights into how they can be best equipped to deal with complex conservation problems.

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