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Tue, Apr 05



What Counts as Evidence in Conservation?

The conservation community is diverse; comprised of individuals and communities who come from different cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and scientific backgrounds. As a result, evidence is often valued and defined in different ways.

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What Counts as Evidence in Conservation?
What Counts as Evidence in Conservation?

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2022, 8:00 AM EDT


About the event

These different values are often rooted in systemic legacies like colonialism that shape the power dynamics surrounding how we use and value evidence today. Facilitated by Dr. Chris Sandbrook, this seminar will explore this diversity and the opportunities that exist for fostering a more inclusive approach to defining and using evidence in conservation.

This is an online event on April 5, 2022, 8:00 to 9:00 EDT/ 14:00 to 15:00 CEST  Register Now ► 

— Speakers —

Dr. Morena Mills, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London Dr. Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs, University of Maine

— About the Series —

Identifying and implementing effective conservation is often argued to require the best available evidence. However, making evidence-informed decisions in conservation is not without challenges. In this series co-hosted by the Fuller Science for Nature program and the Alliance for Conservation Evidence and Sustainability, we will discuss the factors that shape how individuals and organizations make decisions in conservation and explore pathways for creating both the structures and culture that enable evidence-informed decision-making. This five-part seminar series will invite participants to explore the diversity of thought within conservation and beyond for insights and ideas for how we can improve the science/knowledge/practice interface. Each seminar is designed to be a dialogue, inviting the speakers and listeners on a journey where we collectively explore how we can make more equitable and impactful decisions in service of a better future for all people and nature.

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