Applied research and information synthesis
Effective management starts with the clear communication of information. It also depends on strong and positive interactions between scientists, land managers, and stakeholders at every step, from defining problems to finding and implementing solutions.
We believe that the role of scientists in the process of conservation is to listen, learn, and ask useful questions of the management and stakeholder communities they serve. This should lead to applied research and the integration of new and existing information into decision support tools that truly address real world problems and provide solutions for the communities that are best positioned to solve them. When scientific findings are communicated openly and clearly across a variety of audiences, the implementation of cost-effective, science-based, partner-driven conservation programs that meet the needs of wildlife and human populations is likely.