Using “Systems Thinking” for Conservation Change

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1. “Systems thinking,” which considers the elements, interconnections, and function or goal of things, offers approaches that could help conservation be more adaptive, transparent, and evidence-based. 
2. Using case studies and the literature, researchers trace the evolution of systems thinking and demonstrate how systems mapping could support the process of planning and evaluating conservation interventions. 
3. Embedding approaches from systems thinking in practice could create new opportunities to learn, engage with diverse stakeholders on conservation action, and implement holistic actions to ensure conservation can deliver global results. 


Study and Journal:  "“Systems thinking for planning and evaluating conservation interventions”"   from  Conservation Science and Practice 
WCS Co-Author(s):  Emily Darling , WCS Marine Program

 

 

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