CEBC - Centre for Evidence Based Conservation
Defra has recently published a report prepared by CEBC on 'Emerging Tools and Techniques to Deliver Timely and Cost Effective Evidence Reviews'. The report uses CEE Systematic Review methodology as a gold standard for evidence review and gives advice on a range of methods to fit circumstances of time, resources and susceptibility to bias. CEBC Director, Andrew Pullin comments that this demonstrates the impact of emerging methodology of systematic review in environmental policy and the impact of the work of CEE and its Centres.
The Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (CEBC) was established in 2003 with the goal of supporting decision making in conservation and environmental management. CEBC promotes evidence-based practice through the production and dissemination of systematic reviews on both the effectiveness of management and policy interventions and on the impact of human activities on the natural environment. With support from a wide range of organisations in the environmental and academic sectors, the CEBC now acts as both a source of advice on evidence-based practice and a co-ordinating Centre of the fast-growing Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) helping others to undertake systematic reviews on issues of concern to policy and practice. This website acts as a primary gateway to reliable information on effectiveness based on the best available scientific evidence.
To find out more about the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, its rationale and function, please visit the 'CEBC Background' page.
For a background on systematic reviews and, please see our 'Evidence-Based Conservation' section.