Conservation Effectiveness is a multi-part series investigating whether conservation strategies work or not. The series is the result of a collaboration between Mongabay and a team of conservation scientists led by tropical forest ecologist Zuzana Burivalova from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Is certified forest management, and Reduced Impact Logging, really better than conventional logging for the environment, people, and logging companies’ bottom lines?
Is paying landowners in the tropics for providing ecosystem services better for the environment and the landowners than doing nothing?
Is community-based forest management good for forests in countries that lie in the tropics, and the people who live near those forests?
Is there a common understanding of what credible evidence means, how to best use different strands of evidence, and how organizations can evaluate their work and create evidence that others can use?
Are protected areas good for forests in the tropics and the people who live near them?
Are marine protected areas good for marine life and fisheries-dependent people?
How effective are advocacy campaigns at driving permanent policy changes that lead to forest conservation results?
How does tree planting change the environment, society, and economy?