Intute recently alerted us to a report from the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, Development as a conservation tool : evaluating ecological, economic, attitudinal, and behavioral outcomes, a systematic review of the literature that examines development as a conservation tool, the characteristics of successful conservation projects and the monitoring of outcomes. The study concluded that better monitoring schemes were needed to evaluate success of differing strategies. You can find the full text of the study online.
Other titles in the organization's online library include: Effectiveness of African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) re-introductions in South Africa, What are the impacts of human recreational activity on the distribution, nest-occupancy rates and reproductive success of breeding raptors? , and Does Burning Degrade Blanket Bog?