Effective engagement of conservation scientists with decision-makers

David Rose, Megan Evans, Rebecca Jarvis

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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).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Jan 2019

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