DPhil student co-authors paper on conservation and public policy

DPhil student James Walsh co-authored the paper 'Delivering behavioural change at scale: What conservation can learn from other fields' published in the journal Biological Conservation.

Key points from the paper:

  • Conservation should look to learn lessons from other fields of public policy.
  • Interventions must take account of the psychological foundations of behaviour.
  • Conservation policymaking should be informed by a rigorous evidence base.
  • New institutions and systems are required to achieve change at scale.
  • An ethical approach to adopting conservation behavioural programmes is required.