Monitoring and Evaluating (ME) Conservation Outcomes
Ensuring better outcomes
We understand the importance of evaluating the efficacy of nature-based and biodiversity work and identifying ways to be responsive and adaptive for maximum impact.
Using our analytical skills, we develop frameworks for consistent and comprehensive data collection and reporting and to identify performance and outcomes. There are many reasons why monitoring and evaluation is valued, including:
- Provides opportunities to be adaptive at the right time
- Enables documentation of project and program learnings
- Provides transparency and rationale for prioritisation, decision making and investment
- Assists with the identification of gaps and complementarities (mitigates against “silo” effects)
- Ensures that data is reliable, relevant, and needed
- Provides a logical and implementable approach to evaluation
As examples, we have undertaken the following ME projects
Berry Road Restoration Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
We provided monitoring and evaluation guidance for a restoration and research project that was focussed on the recovery of a critically endangered wetland community in the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Private Conservation in South Australia
For this project, we developed a ME Plan, and conducted the evaluation to identify the ecological, biodiversity, socio-economic and climate change advantages of managing native vegetation and habitats on private land.
New and emerging work
We have started working with stakeholders to develop evaluation and restoration approaches that will result in biodiversity and ecosystem function and landscape scale resilience.
Contact us if you’d like to talk about monitoring and evaluation