What’s the evidence?

These days it is easy to be taken in by flashy headlines and social media posts claiming to have the answers to the questions about how to conserve and protect biodiversity. However, these messages should be taken with caution as they may not always be correct. Using an evidence-based approach can help us to separate fact from fiction. In this interactive game you will find out whether some headline statements about conservation are true, and how to find the most trustworthy source of information.

Making informed choices is based upon a sound understanding of the relevant evidence. There is an increasing wealth of conservation science available, and access to this is becoming easier. But, are we able to utilize this information correctly? Critical thinking skills are vital to help us make better choices, learn more about how to develop your skills here: https://thatsaclaim.org/

If you are interested in finding out more information on what works in conservation, visit the Conservation Evidence website.

Conservation Evidence

Conservation Evidence is a free online resource designed to support anyone making decisions about how to maintain and restore biodiversity. The team summarise the scientific evidence investigating how effective commonly used conservation management actions are. They also provide support to help make the use of scientific evidence easier by conservationists.

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