CEBC - Centre for Evidence Based Conservation

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  • During october, Prof Andrew Pullin, from the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, attended a Roundtable Meeting in the Houses of Parliament to discuss the definition of evidence in Parliament. The meeting was organised by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology and involved 20 people, roughly half from the two houses and half from academia and NGO’s. The purpose of the meeting was to review the way Parliament uses the term evidence in its work and to move toward a more transparent and critical use of evidence sources. Prof Pullin commented that ‘it was a fascinating insight into the history of the use of evidence in Parliament could mark the first steps in a major change in working practices’. A summary of the meeting and its future work will be published in due course.

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Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation

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.

To browse completed systematic reviews and protocols - go to the CEE open-access journal 'Environmental Evidence' or to the archive in the CEE Library.

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