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Conservation in a Wicked World

By Eve McDonald-Madden and Eddie Game

Conventional approaches to conservation can learn from complex military decisions in Afghanistan.

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Being SMART with NRM Performance Goals

By Caroline Mitchell

Natural resource management targets in Victoria and NSW are not specific, measurable or time-bound – and that’s not very smart.

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Fossil Fuel Footprint Stepping on Biodiversity

By Nathalie Butt, Hawthorne Beyer and Leonie Seabrook

The footprint of fossil fuels is encroaching on biodiversity hotspots that are currently undeveloped.

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History of an “Outcome”

By Hugh Possingham

Assigning an outcome to any single grant, paper or person makes a mockery of the scientific process.

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The Gap Between Conservation Scientists and Managers

By Carly Cook

Collaboration is the key to getting managers and decision-makers to better engage with conservation science. What are the problems and some possible solutions to make it happen?

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Five Objections to Decision Science in Conservation

By Hugh Possingham

What are the main objections to decision science, and why they are wrong?

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Where’s the Evidence for Adaptive Management?

By Martin Westgate

Everyone talks about how important adaptive management is but few are actually doing it.

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All for One and One for All

By Shaun Coutts

Human behaviour plays an enormous role in the spread or control of invasive weeds.

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A New List to Frame Biodiversity Conservation

By David Salt

A new IUCN Red List promises to enlarge the debate on declining biodiversity to include ecosystems.

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Grieving for the Past, Hoping for the Future

By Richard Hobbs

Many conservation scientists may be suffering from grief over the loss of species and habitats. If this is true, can an understanding of the grieving process be useful?

Richard Hobbs is a researcher with the Environmental Decisions Group. He is based at the University of Western Australia.

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