What Works in Conservation: 2021 - cover image

Journal

Copyright

William J. Sutherland, Lynn V. Dicks, Silviu O. Petrovan; Rebecca K. Smith

Published On

2021-08-02

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-272-0
Hardback978-1-80064-273-7
PDF978-1-80064-274-4
HTML978-1-80064-658-2
XML978-1-80064-277-5
EPUB978-1-80064-275-1
MOBI978-1-80064-276-8

Language

  • English

Print Length

1038 pages (lxxiv+964)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 52 x 234 mm(6.14" x 2.04" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 54 x 234 mm(6.14" x 2.13" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback3144g (110.90oz)
Hardback3569g (125.89oz)

OCLC Number

1262965903

LCCN

2020447489

BIC

  • RNKC
  • RNKH
  • RND

BISAC

  • NAT010000
  • NAT011000
  • SCI026000
  • NAT000000
  • SCI000000

LCC

  • QH75

Keywords

  • Conservation
  • environment
  • practical intervention
  • amphibians
  • bats
  • birds
  • farmland
  • soil fertility
  • forests
  • invasive species
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What Works in Conservation

2021

Does the creation of artificial reefs benefit subtidal benthic invertebrates?

Is the use of organic farming instead of conventional farming beneficial to bat conservation?
Does installing wildlife warning reflectors along roads benefit mammal conservation?
Does the installation of exclusion and/or escape devices on fishing nets benefit marine and freshwater mammal conservation?

What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation.

This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 2526 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. The 2021 edition containssubstantial new material on bat conservation, terrestrial mammal conservation and marine and freshwater mammals, thus completing the evidence for all mammal species categories. Other chapters cover practical global conservation of primates, amphibians, bats, birds, forests, peatlands, subtidal benthic invertebrates, shrublands and heathlands, as well as the conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control, enhancing soil fertility, management of captive animals and control of freshwater invasive species. It contains key results from the summarized evidence for each conservation intervention and an assessment of the effectiveness of each by international expert panels. The accompanying website www.conservationevidence.com describes each of the studies individually, and provides full references.
This is the fourth author-approved edition of What Works in Conservation, which is revised on an annual basis.

Contents

1. Amphibian Conservation

(pp. 9–64)
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • Helen Meredith
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.01

2. Bat Conservation

(pp. 65–140)
  • Anna Berthinussen
  • Olivia C. Richardson
  • John D. Altringham
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.02

3. Bird Conservation

(pp. 141–286)
  • David R. Williams
  • Matthew F. Child
  • Lynn V. Dicks
  • Nancy Ockendon
  • Robert G. Pople
  • David A. Showler
  • Jessica C. Walsh
  • Erasmus K. H. J. zu Ermgassen
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.03

4. Farmland Conservation

(pp. 287–326)
  • Lynn V. Dicks
  • Joscelyne E. Ashpole
  • Juliana Dänhardt
  • Katy James
  • Annelie Jönsson
  • Nicola Randall
  • David A. Showler
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • Susan Turpie
  • David R. Williams
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.04

5. Forest Conservation

(pp. 327–370)
  • Har’el Agra
  • Simon Schowanek
  • Yohay Carmel
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • Gidi Ne’eman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.05

6. Peatland Conservation

(pp. 371–434)
  • Nigel G. Taylor
  • Patrick Grillas
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.06

7. Primate Conservation

(pp. 435–486)
  • Lisa Orth
  • Jessica Junker
  • Hjalmar S. Kühl
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • Silviu O. Petrovan
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.07

8. Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

(pp. 487–530)
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Philip A. Martin
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.08

9. Management of Captive Animals

(pp. 531–558)
  • Coral S. Jonas
  • Lydia T. Timbrell
  • Fey Young
  • Silviu O. Petrovan
  • Andrew E. Bowkett
  • Rebecca K. Smith
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.09

10. Some Aspects of Control of Freshwater Invasive Species

(pp. 559–592)
  • David Aldridge
  • Nancy Ockendon
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.10

11. Some Aspects of Enhancing Natural Pest Control

(pp. 593–616)
  • Hugh L. Wright
  • Joscelyne E. Ashpole
  • Lynn V. Dicks
  • James Hutchison
  • Caitlin G. McCormack
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.11

12. Enhancing Soil Fertility

(pp. 617–638)
  • Georgina Key
  • Mike Whitfield
  • Lynn V. Dicks
  • William J. Sutherland
  • Richard D. Bardgett
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.12

13. Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate CONSERVATION

(pp. 639–736)
  • Anaelle J. Lemasson
  • Laura R. Pettit
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.13

14. Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation

(pp. 737–798)
  • Anna Berthinussen
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.14

15. Terrestrial Mammal Conservation

(pp. 799–962)
  • Nick Littlewood
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Rebecca K. Smith
  • Philip Martin
  • Sarah Lockhart
  • Rebecca F. Schoonover
  • Elspeth Wilman
  • Andrew J. Bladon
  • Katie A. Sainsbury
  • Stuart Pimm
  • William J. Sutherland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.15

Introduction

(pp. 1–8)
  • William J. Sutherland
  • Lynn V. Dicks
  • Silviu O. Petrovan
  • Rebecca K. Smith
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0267.16

Contributors

William J. Sutherland

(editor)
Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology in the Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge

Lynn V. Dicks

(editor)
Research Fellow funded by the Natural Environment Research Council at University of Cambridge

Silviu O. Petrovan

(editor)
Research Associate in the Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge

Rebecca K. Smith

(editor)
Research Associate in the Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge