Research and publications

HGA often publishes and presents on topics of conservation science and policy. Some recent examples include:


Corporate Biodiversity Management


"Good Practices for the Collection of Biodiversity Baseline Data (2015)": 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)

En Español


"Good Practices for Biodiversity Inclusive Impact Assessment and Management Planning (2015)": the Multilateral Financing Institutions (MFI) Biodiversity Working Group (including IFC, IDB, World Bank, EIB, ADB, and AfDB)  

En Español



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.