Have you ever wondered how can conservation science best deliver outcomes in policy and practice? One element of this key question is the effective prioritization of conservation research, says Dr Thomas Brooks, IUCN Head of Science and Knowledge.
He writes on the IUCN's blog: "Over the last year, the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, an initiative of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, has been conducting a survey of stakeholders in both research and applied conservation. The survey received around 400 responses providing more than 1,000 recommended priorities. In October, the Platform convened a conference, Conservation Research Matters to work on synthesising these recommendations.