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The Conservation Hierarchy

We all have a responsibilityWe all have the powerTo make meaningful changeSo that nature and people can thrive together

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Our vision

Empowering everyone – individuals, organisations and governments – to build a world in which nature and people can thrive together.

Our approach

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We believe this vision can be achieved from a local to global scale – through lifestyle changes and systemic changes – by creating a global framework for uniting diverse human actions towards net positive outcomes for nature.

We call this framework The Conservation Hierarchy.

Through its application in policy-setting, business planning and individual consumer choices the conservation hierarchy can guide the actions of diverse stakeholders towards sustainable human footprints and aspirational positive outcomes for nature.

What is the Conservation Hierarchy?

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Policy Maker

Looking to create strategic  frameworks for achieving international biodiversity commitments

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Individual

Individual

Looking to make meaningful lifestyle changes for positive impacts on nature

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Private Sector Organisation

Private Sector Organisation

Looking to reduce the impact of operations on nature

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NGO or Researcher

NGO or Researcher

Looking to create positive outcomes for nature through proactive conservation actions and applied research

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dedicated team

EJ Milner-Gulland

Conservation Hierarchy Programme Leader, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford, and Director of

Prue Addison

Conservation Strategy Director at the Berks, Bucks, and Oxon Wildlife Trust and Research Associate with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford

Will Arlidge

DPhil Student with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford

Julia Baker

Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty

Hollie Booth

DPhil Student with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford and Sharks & Rays Advisor for the Wildlife Conservation Society SE Asia Archipelago

Catherine Bryan

CEO and Trustee, Synchronicity Earth

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I have a son who is 2 years old, and he might never see a wild hedgehog. It is a realisation that came to me only recently. I

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