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dc.contributor.authorChristie, Alec
dc.contributor.authorDowney, H
dc.contributor.authorFrick, WF
dc.contributor.authorGrainger, M
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, D
dc.contributor.authorTinsley-Marshall, P
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWinter, M
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, William
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-23T11:33:27Z
dc.date.available2021-11-23T11:33:27Z
dc.date.issued2022-01
dc.date.submitted2021-07-12
dc.identifier.issn2578-4854
dc.identifier.othercsp2579
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330979
dc.descriptionFunder: Arcadia Fund; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100012088
dc.descriptionFunder: MAVA Foundation; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100013324
dc.descriptionFunder: The David and Claudia Harding Foundation
dc.descriptionFunder: University of Cambridge, Department of Zoology; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000735
dc.description.abstractMaking the reasoning and evidence behind conservation management decisions clear and transparent is a key challenge for the conservation community. Similarly, combining evidence from diverse sources (e.g., scientific and local knowledge) into decision-making is also difficult. Our group of conservation researchers and practitioners has co-produced an intuitive tool and template (Evidence-to-Decision [E2D] tool: www.evidence2decisiontool.com) to guide practitioners through a structured process to transparently document and report the evidence and reasoning behind decisions. The tool has three major steps: (1). Define the Decision Context; (2). Gather Evidence; and (3). Make an Evidence-Based Decision. In each step, practitioners enter information (e.g., from the scientific literature, practitioner knowledge and experience, and costs) to inform their decision-making and document their reasoning. The tool packages this information into a customized downloadable report (or is documented if using the offline template), which we hope can stimulate the exchange of information on decisions within and between organizations. By enabling practitioners to revisit how and why past decisions were made, and integrate diverse forms of evidence, we believe our open-access tool's template can help increase the transparency and quality of decision-making in conservation.
dc.description.sponsorshipWilliam J. Sutherland and Harriet Downey were supported by Arcadia, The David and Claudia Harding Foundation, and MAVA. Alec P. Christie was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of the Cambridge Earth System Science NERC DTP (NE/L002507/1) and The David and Claudia Harding Foundation. Thomas B. White was supported by the Balfour Studentship awarded by the Department of Zoology, Cambridge University.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectCONTRIBUTED PAPER
dc.subjectCONTRIBUTED PAPERS
dc.subjectconservation management
dc.subjectcost‐effectiveness
dc.subjectdecision support tools
dc.subjectdecision‐making
dc.subjectevidence‐based
dc.subjectpractitioner knowledge
dc.subjecttransparency
dc.subjectvalues
dc.titleA practical conservation tool to combine diverse types of evidence for transparent evidence-based decision-making
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-23T11:33:26Z
prism.publicationNameConservation Science and Practice
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.78424
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-22
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/csp2.579
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidChristie, Alec [0000-0002-8465-8410]
dc.contributor.orcidDowney, H [0000-0003-1976-6973]
dc.contributor.orcidFrick, WF [0000-0002-9469-1839]
dc.contributor.orcidWhite, Thomas [0000-0002-0536-6162]
dc.contributor.orcidSutherland, William [0000-0002-6498-0437]
dc.identifier.eissn2578-4854
pubs.funder-project-idNERC (NE/L002507/1)
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-23


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