Evaluating effectiveness a framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas

Hockings, Marcus, Stolton, Sue, Leverington, Fiona, Dudley, Nigel and Courrau, Jose Evaluating effectiveness a framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas 2 ed. Edited by Peter Valentine Gland, Switzerland; Cambridge, U.K.: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resoruces, 2006.

Author Hockings, Marcus
Stolton, Sue
Leverington, Fiona
Dudley, Nigel
Courrau, Jose
Title Evaluating effectiveness a framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas
Place of Publication Gland, Switzerland; Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resoruces
Publication year 2006
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
Edition 2
ISBN 9782831709390
2831709393
Language eng
Editor Peter Valentine
Total number of pages 121
Subjects 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Abstract/Summary The first version of this document was published in 2000. At that stage, although the IUCN-WCPA Management Effectiveness Evaluation Framework had been developed over several years, it had only been field tested in a few countries. The whole concept of assessing management effectiveness of protected areas was still in its infancy. The need for methodologies to assess protected areas had been discussed by protected area practitioners for several years, but only a handful of systems had been field-tested and implemented, and there was little commitment to management effectiveness beyond a few enlightened individuals in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and parks agencies. There was also, in consequence, little evidence of the suitability of particular methodologies to meet the needs of the vast array of different types of protected area, and little experience in implementing the findings of assessments to achieve the aim of the whole exercise: more effective conservation. Six years later, the situation is very different. Management effectiveness evaluation is a term now well recognised in the lexicon of protected area management. Many different assessment methodologies have emerged, most of them developed using the Framework agreed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and the number of individual protected areas that have undergone some form of evaluation has risen from a few hundred to many thousand.
Keyword Protected area management
IUCN-WCPA Management Effectiveness Evaluation Framework
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes xiv, 105 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

 
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