By: Bryan Watts
One of CCB’s objectives is to make information available that will have a positive impact on conservation outcomes. CCB conducts primary conservation research. In addition to publishing this research in scientific journals, CCB produces 15-20 technical reports per year. Prior to 2020, CCB reports were not easily accessible to the global conservation community. Beginning in late 2019, William & Mary’s Swem Library began to help CCB upload historic reports to ScholarWorks. This searchable archive has made our work much more available to researchers around the world.
Since the beginning of 2020, CCB reports have been downloaded more than 13,000 times by researchers and conservation biologists working in more than 100 countries. In addition to the U.S. some of the highest users of our reports are from the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Russia, India, Germany, Panama, France, Australia, Finland, Mexico and South Africa.
Some reports produced by CCB are timely. The 2016 status assessment of black rails produced for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prior to their federal listing has been downloaded more than 1,300 times since 2020. This is in keeping with our hope of providing information to both researchers and managers to move conservation forward.
CCB uploads new technical reports to ScholarWorks on a regular basis. Search the archive and see if there is something that might be useful to your work.