Wolff, Matthias ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7458-983X (2019) Role of Science for Conservation—A Personal Reflection. Tropical Conservation Science, 12 . p. 194008291988833. DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082919888339.

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The opinion article presented here argues that good science may contribute to a solid technical basis for management and conservation, although scientists are increasingly being criticized for not providing the needed facts. However, since management and conservation is a societal activity done by people for people, which happens outside the scientific domain of convergent problem solving, political and sectorial interest are often far more decisive for management outcomes than is the technical basis these decisions were supposedly based upon. This field of conflict is exemplified with the Galapagos archipelago.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: UNSPECIFIED
Research affiliation: Integrated Modelling > Resource Management
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082919888339
ISSN: 1940-0829
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 14:05
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:00
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/3130

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