Marine biodiversity is facing multiple threats from human activities and human-induced climate change. There is therefore an increasing need for rapidly and easily accessible information to support evidence-based management and conservation of marine ecosystems.
Over the past two years, our Marine Monitoring and Evidence team has collaborated with the Conservation Evidence (CE) project led by Professor Bill Sutherland at the University of Cambridge to produce a synopsis of evidence for the effects of conservation or management interventions on marine invertebrates. This synopsis, which complements the work already undertaken by CE on the conservation of seabirds summarises the available global scientific evidence of the effectiveness of all known conservation or management interventions for all subtidal benthic invertebrate populations. These interventions are any actions which might be taken to either conserve biodiversity or best manage the marine environment.