ARC is pleased to be an Evidence Champion working with Conservation Evidence.

Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity.

The team scans the available global evidence on conservation interventions (e.g. use decoys to attract birds to safe areas, prepare the ground before tree planting, install overpasses as road crossing structures for bats) and summarises each relevant paper in plain-English and a standardised, directly comparable manner. So far, the team has summarised over 3,500 interventions for 24 taxa, habitats and other conservation issues from over 8,500 studies. Conservation Evidence also provides expert assessments to produce a simple guiding tool for the effectiveness of an intervention (e.g. beneficial, likely to be beneficial, likely to be harmful etc.). These summaries of studies testing conservation actions are provided online and ready to read or download (free) for all practitioners, policy makers, academics and anyone interested in conservation to make evidence-based decisions.

The aim is to cover all taxa and habitats. Once completed, the team aim to have synopses constantly updated with the latest studies, providing the best and most up to date evidence available for users.

Building good working partnerships is key to effective conservation, and is at the heart of much of Conservation Evidence’s work, from building expert assessment panels from around the world, through to ‘Evidence Champions’ who demonstrate that they are committed to evidence-based conservation and encourage this more widely. They currently work with 38 Evidence Champions across the sector, from NGOs to journals and funders. Each partnership works differently, but all ensure that they use evidence in their projects in some way.

Find out more about the evidence supporting conservation decisions about amphibians and reptiles:



Marshes and Swamps

Shrublands and Heaths