Is conservation working?
We are living through a nature crisis.

As a result a wide range of conservation interventions are being implemented with the intention of slowing the loss of biodiversity. But is conservation effective? How do we know?

Drawing on studies from the local to the global scale, this talk will explore the impacts of a range of approaches to conservation (including protected areas, biodiversity offsets and conservation agreements) on a range of outcomes (species populations, forest cover and human wellbeing). Professor Julia Jones, Professor of Conservation Science, will discuss the methods currently used to evaluate the impact of conservation interventions and how these need to change to ensure conservation can be as effective, and crucially cost effective, as possible.

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Date: 27 November 2023, 17:00 (Monday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (and online)
Speaker: Julia Jones (Professor in conservation science, Bangor University)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Oxford Martin School Events
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Mitchell