Conservation psychology strategies for collaborative planning and impact evaluation

April 2022
Zoo Biology

A team of authors, including long-time Dragonfly collaborators and Cincinnati Zoo staff members, Lily Maynard and David Jenike, wrote an article titled “Conservation psychology strategies for collaborative planning and impact evaluation” for Zoo Biology, a journal that offers a forum for effectively communicating scientific findings, original ideas, and critical thinking related to the role of wildlife collections and their unique contribution to conservation.

As part of the research, the authors developed and evaluated a collaborative plan for monarch conservation. Research highlights include:

  • The Saving Animals From Extinction Monarch Program facilitated stakeholder engagement and applied behavior change techniques to develop a collaborative plan for monarch conservation.
  • This evaluation provides insights and tools to promote buy-in and impact.

At the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Maynard serves the Director of Global Conservation and Jenike is the Chief Operating Officer.