CEBC - Centre for Evidence Based Conservation
Prof Andrew Pullin, Director of CEBC recently spent a week in Chile delivering a traing course on the use of CEE Systematic Reviews in environmental management. The course was funded by the British Council under the Newton-Picarte exchange scheme with Chile and was hosted by the Millennium Nucleus Center for Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies (CESIEP), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago. The trainees were from the Chilean Ministry for the Environment and a smaller delegation subsequently visited the UK and met with representatives from Defra and the Environment Agency. Andrew Pullin commented that 'we hope this is the beginning of a longer term collaboration that will build capacity in Chile and more broadly in Latin America to conduct and utilise CEE systematic reviews.
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.