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An Introduction to Primate Conservation$
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Serge A. Wich and Andrew J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198703389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.001.0001

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The role of evidence-based conservation in improving primate conservation

The role of evidence-based conservation in improving primate conservation

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(p.269) Chapter 17 The role of evidence-based conservation in improving primate conservation
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An Introduction to Primate Conservation
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Sandra Tranquilli

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0017

In this chapter, the evidence-based approach to conservation (EBC) is presented, in which scientific evidence is used to determine the effectiveness of conservation actions and to inform decision making. The chapter is divided into three parts. In the first part, the origins and importance of the EBC are introduced, and how it has been used to objectively assess the success of conservation activities. In the second part, the methodological aspects of the approach are described. The approach is illustrated step-by-step using an hypothetical example of a threatened primate species. A couple of recent studies of conservation activities are discussed; one large-scale and one with local focus, where the approach has been used. Finally, in the third part, how to improve the success of conservation activities such as law enforcement, tourism, and research is covered.

Keywords:   evidence-based conservation, systematic review, conservation evidence synopses, conservation actions, monitoring, conservation science and practice gap, primate conservation

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