Landmark study definitively shows that conservation actions are effective at halting and reversing biodiversity loss

April 27, 2024

Governments recently adopted new global targets to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, making it even more critical to understand whether conservation interventions are working. The studies covered over a century of conservation action and evaluated actions targeting different levels of biodiversity, including species, ecosystems, and genetic diversity. And when conservation interventions work, they were generally found to be highly effective. This might also explain why the authors found a correlation between more recent conservation interventions and positive outcomes for biodiversity—conservation is likely getting more effective over time. It shows that nature conservation truly works, from the species to the ecosystem levels across all continents.’The study ‘The positive impact of conservation action’ has been published in Science.

The source of this news is from University of Oxford