Enabling solutions in complex multi-stakeholder settings


Harnessing society’s potential by navigating complex stakeholder environments:


At resilient conservation we work with a wide array of individuals and organisations from a diversity and backgrounds around the world. We know that with real engagement almost everyone believes in the importance of looking after our earth’s plants and animals. But, often people hold very different views on how this should be done, or what the nature of the relationships and interactions between human and nature should be, or what trade-offs are acceptable. We work on understanding these different perspectives, and the values that underlie them, to enhance the development of more effective conservation policies and projects.


We believe that successful conservation actions and policies therefore incorporates science and evidence, but work in close partnerships with NGOs, governments, community groups, and the private sector.  Such partnerships ensure that research addresses real policy and management needs and provides insights into how to best innovate and enable society’s potential to conserve our planet’s wildlife.


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Key Papers:


Biggs D., Abel N., Knight A.T., Leitch A., Langston A., Ban N.C. (2011) The implementation crisis in conservation planning: could ‘mental models’ help? . Conservation Letters 4, 169-183   


Cundill G., Cumming G.S., Biggs D., Fabricius C. (2012) Soft Systems Thinking and Social Learning for Adaptive Management. Conservation Biology 26, 13-20.10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01755.x


Keeler B., Addison P., Kareiva P., Possingham H., Bhaskar V. (2017) Society Is Ready for a New Kind of Science—Is Academia? Bioscience.doi: 10.1093/biosci/bix051


Lubchenco J. (1998) Entering the Century of the Environment: A New Social Contract for Science. Science 279, 491-497.10.1126/science.279.5350.491