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.
New CEE systematic review just published online on the conservation impacts of between-population outbreeding. The translocation of plants or animals between populations has been used in conservation to reinforce populations of threatened species, and may be used in the future to buffer species' ranges from the anticipated effects of climate change. This population admixture can result in outbreeding, and has the potential to undermine conservation plans that mix populations of declining or threatened species.
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CEE now has an open Discussion Group on the LinkedIn platform. If you are registered on LinkedIn simply search for Collaboration for Environmental Evidence under 'Groups' and join in!
CEBC has been used as the model for the establishment of a new centre for Evidence-Based Environmental Management (EviEM) in Sweden. CEBC Director, Prof. Andrew Pullin comments on this exciting development in the EviEM Annual Report. Click Here.
CEBC welcomes the creation of new CEE centres. Two new CEE Centres have been established alongside CEBC to reflect the global scope of CEE systematic reviews. Further details.
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