We are very excited to see the release of a new open access book:
Transforming Conservation: A practical Guide to Evidence and Decision Making
which is edited by Prof William Sutherland, and authored by 76 experts from around the world.
The overarching aim of the book is to facilitate the use of scientific evidence in biodiversity conservation, and more broadly in any decision making processes. The book thus covers a wide range of important topics, including rethinking how evidence is assessed, combined, communicated and used in decision-making; using effective methods when asking experts to make judgements; using a structured process for making decisions that incorporate the evidence and having effective processes for learning from actions.
Tatsuya contributed to three chapters of the book:
Chapter 2. Gathering and Assessing Pieces of Evidence
Chapter 4. Presenting Conclusions from Assessed Evidence
Chapter 12. Transforming Practice: Checklists for Delivering Change.
In particular, Chapter 2 includes a section (2.5.5 Global evidence in multiple languages) on the importance of non-English-language evidence.
All contents of the book are open access and so freely available here.