A new paper in Conservation Letters reports on discussions from a workshop on conservation planning tools. The workshop, led by Mark Schwartz at the University of California Davis, involved experts in five different approaches to decision-making in conservation. The five approaches are: Strategic Foresight, Systematic Conservation Planning (SCP), Structured Decision Making, Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, and Evidence-Based Practice. Bob Pressey from the conservation planning group contributed ideas from SCP. As far as possible, the workshop attendees identified ways in which these five approaches were complementary to one another in framing and understanding conservation problems and identifying solutions.
Schwartz, M. W., Cook, C. N., Pressey, R. L., Pullin, A. S., Runge, M. C., Salafsky, N., Sutherland, W. J. and Williamson, M. A. (2017), Decision Support Frameworks and Tools for Conservation. Conservation Letters. doi:10.1111/conl.12385