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Evidence complacency hampers conservation

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 1pages12151216 (2017) | Download Citation

The pernicious problem of evidence complacency, illustrated here through conservation policy and practice, results in poor practice and inefficiencies. It also increases our vulnerability to a ‘post-truth’ world dealing with ‘alternative facts’.

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    • William J. Sutherland
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