Conservation science must engender hope to succeed

Stephen Garnett, David Lindenmayer

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    Conservation biology has an explicit political objective: the conservation of biodiversity. Thus, conservation biologists must not only do good science, but also present that science in a way that furthers that objective. Much excellent research has emphasised the severity of threats facing biodiversity. However, relentless communication of an impending mass extinction is, self evidently, having insufficient impact on politicians, policy makers and the public, and could eventually even be counterproductive for improved conservation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-59
    Number of pages1
    JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
    Issue number2
    Early online date28 Dec 2010
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


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