Evidence-based Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation

The impacts of climate change pose a significant challenge to conserving the planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity, with species being affected at an accelerating rate due to the effects of shifting climate patterns. Fortunately, new approaches with climate science and data can help us more accurately monitor potential and actual changes to land and ecosystems, and help us to better respond to drivers of habitat loss. How are these approaches currently being applied in various contexts, accounting for local conditions? How can these tools be best used/scaled up for greater impact?


  • Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Thomas Kabigting, Legal Officer, Forest Management Bureau, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Jeff Milder, Director of Global Policy and Coalitions, Rainforest Alliance
  • Robert Beach, Fellow, Agriculture, Resource, and Energy Economics and Policy, RTI International
Organized by RTI International