Influencing Conservation Action: What the Research Says About Environmental Literacy, Behavior, and Conservation

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This module summarizes some of the key research on how we understand and influence environmental behavior. It uses a range of literature to address common questions asked by conservation practitioners. These answers represent an initial step toward compiling and synthesizing literature related to the planning process outlined in the Tools of Engagement (described above). In the future, we hope to add to the content as we receive new questions, research tips, and feedback from colleagues.

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