Conservation Effectiveness


Conservation Effectiveness is a multi-part series investigating whether conservation strategies work or not. The series is the result of a collaboration between Mongabay staff reporters Shreya Dasgupta and Mike Gaworecki, and a team of conservation scientists led by tropical forest ecologist Zuzana Burivalova from Princeton University.

This page includes detailed methodology we’ve used, references to all studies included in the stories and links to downloadable data for each conservation strategy.

Detailed methodology
How we reviewed the evidence for stories on forest certification, payments for ecosystem services, community-based forest management and terrestrial protected areas.
How we reviewed the evidence for story on marine protected areas.

Downloadable data