Bridging science and practice in conservation: Deficits and challenges from a research perspective

Farwig, Nina and Ammer, Christian and Annighöfer, Peter and Baur, Bruno and Behringer, David and Diekötter, Tim and Hotes, Stefan and Leyer, Ilona and Müller, Jörg and Peter, Franziska and Riecken, Uwe and Bessel, Anne and Thorn, Simon and Werk, Klaus and Ziegenhagen, Birgit. (2017) Bridging science and practice in conservation: Deficits and challenges from a research perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology, 24. pp. 1-8.

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Biodiversity is being lost at alarming rates in spite of efforts to conserve ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. There is broad consensus that biodiversity conservation needs to become more effective, and this requires an analysis of the causes that have prevented previous efforts from reaching their goal. A lack of knowledge exchange and cooperation between science and practice has been identified as a key issue in this context. Scientific knowledge frequently does not find its way into conservation practice, and information requirements by practitioners are often not considered appropriately by scientists. Here, we summarize deficits and challenges in the relationship between science and practice in conservation and outline approaches to achieving more effective knowledge exchange and collaboration at the interface between both. We propose that existing platforms for communication need to be complemented by independent institutions in particular at national and sub-national levels to facilitate successful co-production of knowledge as a prerequisite for effective conservation measures.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Naturschutzbiologie (Baur)
UniBasel Contributors:Baur, Bruno
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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