3 November 2016
Measuring Forest Conservation Effectiveness – How Effective Are Tropical Forest Conservation Policies? [PLOS - Blogs]
Scholars and practitioners have repeatedly called for more and better impact evaluation of conservation policies. The PLOS Measuring Forest Conservation Effectiveness Collection brings together a series of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of tropical forest conservation policies and programs, such as protected areas, forest law enforcement, payments for ecosystem services, certification, and community-based forest management. Here, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explain the benefit of using numbers to better evaluate conservation policies and understand why certain initiatives outperform others.