Effective Engagement of Conservation Scientists with Decision-Makers

Rose, David C., Evans, Megan C. and Jarvis, Rebecca M. (2020) Effective Engagement of Conservation Scientists with Decision-Makers. In: Conservation Research, Policy and Practice. Cambridge University Press, pp. 162-182. ISBN 9781108638210

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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 Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 10:31
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69730
DOI: 10.1017/9781108638210.010

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