Implicit gender, racial biases may hinder effectiveness of conservation science, experts warn

Implicit gender, racial biases may hinder effectiveness of conservation science, experts warn

         

July 23, 2018 - Image [Mongabay]

Dr. Emilio Bruna, Center for Latin American Studies and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation faculty, was interviewed for the article Implicit gender, racial biases may hinder effectiveness of conservation science, experts warn published on Mongabay.

  • Implicit gender and racial biases are just as prevalent in the conservation science community as elsewhere, experts say, and could be harming the effectiveness of the work being done, particularly in developing countries.
  • The mostly male and Western scientists working in this field may be shutting out important contributions from local researchers and practitioners in tropical developing countries, as well as preventing a diversity of perspectives in the scientific literature.
  • Having a diverse team and being inclusive at every step, especially in the decision-making process for a conservation project, are some of the ways to resolve these biases, the researchers suggest.

Read the full article on the Mongabay website.

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