Research and publications

HGA publishes and presents on a range of topics. Some recent examples include:


Corporate Biodiversity Management


Good Practices for the Collection of Biodiversity Baseline Data: a guide developed for the Multilateral Financing Institutions (MFI) Biodiversity Working Group (including IFC, EBRD, IDB, World Bank, EIB, ADB, and AfDB) and the Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (ICMM, IPIECA, and Equator Principle Financial Institutions)


Good Practices for Biodiversity Inclusive Impact Assessment and Management Planning: a guide developed for the Multilateral Financing Institutions (MFI) Biodiversity Working Group (including IFC, EBRD, IDB, World Bank, EIB, ADB, and AfDB) 



Program Evaluation


"Progress and challenges in consolidating the management of Amazonian protected areas and indigenous territories.": lessons learned from 15 years of philanthropic support to protected areas and indigenous territories in the Amazon Basin, published in Conservation Biology.


"Staying the Course: How a long-term strategic donor initiative to conserve the Amazon has yielded outcomes of global significance": a reflection on how the principles of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have supported the success of the Andes Amazon Initiative, published in The Foundation Review.


"Using limiting factors analysis to overcome the problem of long time horizons when evaluating biodiversity conservation projects": a description and empirical examples of a methodology we developed for evaluating conservation programs, published in New Directions in Evaluation.





"Effectiveness of parks in protecting tropical biodiversity": an international survey of protected areas managers to evaluate the effectiveness of tropical parks as a conservation tool. Published in Science, this paper has been enormously influential in generating support for the establishment and effective management of protected areas worldwide.


"Ecotourism and economic growth in the Galapagos: an island economy-wide analysis": this paper uses quantitative methods to raise questions about the compatibility of "ecotourism" and conservation in the unique environment of the Galapagos Islands.


The U.S. National Park System: An Economic Asset at Risk: an assessment of the economic benefits of the U.S. National Park System.



Biodiversity Baselines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB
Impact Assessment and Planning.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 995.3 KB
Progress and Challenges-Conservation_Bio
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB
Staying the Course.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 359.7 KB
Using Limiting Factors Analysis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 78.3 KB
Effectiveness of parks in protecting bio
Adobe Acrobat Document 272.0 KB
Galapagos Economy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 832.8 KB
NPS Economics.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB