Blueprints for Key Conservation Strategies

Blueprints for Key Conservation Strategies

We’re launching a series of blueprints, or generic theories of change (ToCs), for key conservation strategies in the Conservation Science and Practice Journal. We hope these ToCs can both help practitioners learn about each strategy as well as enable the collection of...
Self-evaluation – a powerful tool for improving conservation impact

Self-evaluation – a powerful tool for improving conservation impact

True impact in conservation is not achieved by scoring results and writing success stories, but by critically assessing effectiveness and adapting strategies accordingly. By relying on a process of genuine self-reflection, the MAVA Foundation helps its grantees boost...
The Conservation Standards and Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The Conservation Standards and Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Worldwide, rural communities are using ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to harness biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) defines EbA as “the use of biodiversity...
Standing with the Black Community

Standing with the Black Community

Black lives matter. The murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many others starkly reminds us of the need to be intentional about confronting racism in whatever work we do. We have a lot to learn and are committed to improving how...