The Conservation Science Program engages Biodiversity Funders Group members and other funders in a broad range of conservation science issues. These efforts complement our other programs by providing a cross-cutting perspective that informs the grantmaking of all our members.

The Conservation Science Program addresses the following questions:

  • What types of scientific information are needed to support sound conservation efforts? Where do our grantees get their conservation science?
  • How do we get the best science developed? What is the system of production for sound conservation science?
  • How do we translate conservation science so that it can be best applied? How will we best link science to policy development and implementation?


  • Designing conservation science-themed sessions for the Annual Meeting.
  • Organizing webinars and conference calls on a wide range of conservation science issues, including climate adaptation, ecosystem services, de-extinction, ecosystem-based management, and the application of social sciences in conservation, among others.
  • Sponsoring funder events such as “Conservation Science Workshop: Managing the Impact of Shifting Marine Species Due to Climate Change,” in November 2019.


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