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Effective engagement of conservation scientists with decision-makers

Rose, D. C., Evans, M. C. and Jarvis, R. M. (2020) Effective engagement of conservation scientists with decision-makers. In: Sutherland, W. J., Brotherton, P. N. M., Davies, Z. G., Ockendon, N., Pettorelli, N. and Vickery, J. A. (eds.) Conservation Research, Policy and Practice. Ecological reviews. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 162-182. ISBN 9781108714587

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/9781108638210.010

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This chapter offers advice on how the conservation science community can effectively engage with decision-makers. The rationales for why we, as scientists, need to do this have been widely discussed in the literature. Often, the reasons offered are normative, pragmatic, or instrumental (de Vente, 2016); in other words, there is a belief that engaging with decision-makers leads to better informed, more acceptable decisions. Indeed, better engagement may lead to the greater uptake of evidence for conservation decisions, something which some scholars argue is a priority for effective management (e.g. Gardner et al., 2018; Sutherland and Wordley, 2017).

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:86620
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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