A synopsis of evidence lists all the possible actions you could take to conserve a given species group or habitat or to tackle a particular conservation issue.
For each action, it brings together the available scientific evidence with summary statements that are quick and easy to read. It describes each piece of evidence with references and links to more information on our website.
Each synopsis is developed in partnership with an international advisory board of conservationists and researchers who specialise in that area.
For more information about the methods and evidence sources used for these synopses please see the methods page.
As well as those completed below, six global synopses are currently being produced on the conservation of mammals (other than bats and primates), marine mammals, reptiles, marine benthic species, marine fish and wetlands. Additional topics are also being added to the synopses on the control of invasive species. We are also currently updating the synopses on the conservation of birds.
Amphibian Conservation - Published 2014
Bee Conservation - Published 2010
Bird Conservation - Published 2013
Control of Freshwater Invasive Species - Published 2017
Farmland Conservation - Published 2013
Priority Knowledge Needs for Sustainable Farming Addressed - Published 2015
Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017
Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation - Published 2020