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Generating Actionable Data for Evidence-Based Conservation

June 7, 2017
The Global Center of Marine Biodiversity as a Case Study

Biological Conservation

Sufficiently rigorous monitoring and evaluation can assess the effectiveness of management actions to conserve natural resources. However, costs of monitoring can be high in relation to program budgets, so it is critical to design monitoring efforts to ensure a high return on investment. To assess the relative contribution of different monitoring strategies to yield information for management decisions, this report examines the evolution of a multi-year monitoring program across several MPAs in West Papua, Indonesia.
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