Researcher institutions are already leading the way to develop and implement the Mitigation & Conservation Hierarchy, by:

1. Developing the evidence base and practical applications of the Mitigation & Conservation Hierarchy

Academic collaborators include: University of Kent, UK; Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania; Imperial College London, UK; University of Queensland, Australia.

Together, and along with other external collaborators, these institutions have developed a considerable evidence base for the MCH, as well as practical examples. Click here for further references, and here for practical applications.

2. Supporting governments, NGOs and businesses to assess their baseline impacts on biodiversity, develop robust metrics, and monitor the impacts of Mitigation & Conservation actions

E.g. Researchers at the University of Oxford have worked in partnership with Dakshin Foundation in India and ProDelphinus in Peru to develop evidence-based plans for mitigating shark and sea turtle bycatch in small-scale fisheries

3. Applying the Mitigation & Conservation Hierarchy to enhance institutional sustainability

E.g. The University of Oxford is applying the Oxford Partnership for Operationalising the Conservation Hierarchy (OxPOCH) to enhance institutional sustainability

If you are a research institution, you can get involved in a number of ways…

  • How can I get MCH thinking in to the work I do? Explore our case studies.
  • How can I support governments to implement the MCH? Read some policy examples
  • How can I get involved in the MCH group? Send us an email, or share your contact details so we can keep in touch!

Case Studies

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