Improving the Practice of Conservation

This article outlines a framework and research agenda for conservation that uses the principles of adaptive management to help conservation practitioners to identify goals, measure progress, take effective action, and learn to do conservation better.

Adaptive Management: A Tool for Conservation Practitioners

The term “adaptive management” has been used primarily in academic circles since the 1970s and has recently become a “buzz word” for conservation practitioners. This guide attempts to provide conceptual clarity to the concept of adaptive management and to...

Measures of Success

This document is a well-known practical guide (in English and Spanish) for designing, planning, and implementing conservation projects. The English version, Measures of Success, is available for purchase from Island Press.