combining social and biological expertise to assess change
monitoring and evaluation
understanding, and being able to measure, the impact of participatory initiatives is essential in order to increase effectiveness of action.
In many environmental resource conservation strategies the focus is on biological indicators. Landscape Conservation's approach is different to most, in that we focus on both social as well as biological indicators to help understand what is happening, and why. Our overall thinking is to determine 'what works and why'. Monitoring and evaluation of landscape conservation interventions is fundamental element of developing Theory of Change strategies and we have extensive experience in setting, monitoring and evaluating both social and environmental indicators.
Tools such as wildlife population numbers, changes in household indicators, community livelihood shifts, and knowledge, attitude and practice assessments are used for a holistic overview of situations, and recommendations for future action.