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Environmental research is continually producing new findings. These are often relevant for professional nature conservationists, among other people. To see how they obtain this information, WSL carried out an online survey to which more than 350 professionals from all areas of nature conservation across Switzerland responded. The conclusion was that these conservationists use many different sources of information in their work. For most of them, their own experience or discussions with colleagues and experts are more important than reading articles in professional journals and fact sheets from research. This means that researchers should spend more time discussing their work directly with professionals in nature conservation. The report on the survey is available in German as a PDF on WSL’s website. (Lisa Bose, Diagonal 1/18)