Simulating the value of collaboration in multi-actor conservation planning

Gordon, A, Bastin, L., Langford, W.T., Lechner, A.M. and Bekessy, S.A. (2011). Simulating the value of collaboration in multi-actor conservation planning. In: F. Chan, D. Marinova and R.S. Anderssen, Proceedings MODISM 2011. 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM, Perth, Australia, (2233-2239). 12-16 December 2011.

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Author Gordon, A
Bastin, L.
Langford, W.T.
Lechner, A.M.
Bekessy, S.A.
Title of paper Simulating the value of collaboration in multi-actor conservation planning
Conference name 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM
Conference location Perth, Australia
Conference dates 12-16 December 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings MODISM 2011
Place of Publication Perth, Australia
Publisher Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780987214317
Editor F. Chan
D. Marinova
R.S. Anderssen
Start page 2233
End page 2239
Total pages 7
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The loss of habitat and biodiversity worldwide has led to considerable resources being spent for conservation purposes on actions such as the acquisition and management of land, the rehabilitation of degraded habitats, and the purchase of easements from private landowners. Prioritising these actions is challenging due to the complexity of the problem and because there can be multiple actors undertaking conservation actions, often with divergent or partially overlapping objectives. We use a modelling framework to explore this issue with a study involving two agents sequentially purchasing land for conservation. We apply our model to simulated data using distributions taken from real data to simulate the cost of patches and the rarity and co-occurence of species. In our model each agent attempted to implement a conservation network that met its target for the minimum cost using the conservation planning software Marxan. We examine three scenarios where the conservation targets of the agents differ. The first scenario (called NGO-NGO) models the situation where two NGOs are both are targeting different sets of threatened species. The second and third scenarios (called NGO-Gov and Gov-NGO, respectively) represent a case where a government agency attempts to implement a complementary conservation network representing all species, while an NGO is focused on achieving additional protection for the most endangered species.
Keyword Systematic conservation planning
Reserve design
Marxan
Multi-actor
Multiple organizations
Conservation investment
Protected areas
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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