One of the CBA's main priorities is to increase engagement with policy-makers and managers by communicating and incorporating our science to support decision-making in conservation and resource management.
New biodiversity data for conservation and management
The world is undergoing rapid loss and change to biodiversity and effective conservation planning is paramount given limited resources. Great strides have been made in recent years in the generation of biodiversity data including the databasing of museum collections, new genetic data and increased informatics capabilities. These new data provide an opportunity to observe and measure biodiversity in novel ways that, in turn, have the potential to provide a new foundation for making evidence-based conservation decisions.
This evening session will look ahead to a new generation of conservation planning based on the availability of large-scale biodiversity data, especially including evolutionary data. The panelists will provide their insights into conservation planning based on the latest biodiversity research. The audience will contain community members tasked with the responsibility of making conservation planning decisions. We expect a robust discussion of current practices, future goals and the best paths forward.