A preliminary assessment of protected area management within the WWF ‘Coastal East Africa’ priority place, Eastern Africa

Knights, Kathryn, Cuadros, Ivon, Zamora, Camilo, Coad, Lauren, Leverington, Fiona, O'Connor, Brian, Goncalves de Lima, Marcelo, Kingston, Naomi, Danks, Fiona, Hockings, Marc, Malugu, Isaac, Scheren, Peter, Ngoye, Elizabeth, Stephenson, P .J. and Burgess, Neil D. (2014) A preliminary assessment of protected area management within the WWF ‘Coastal East Africa’ priority place, Eastern Africa. Parks: The International Journal for Protected Area Managers, 20 2: 77-88. doi:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2014.PARKS-20-2.KK.en

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Author Knights, Kathryn
Cuadros, Ivon
Zamora, Camilo
Coad, Lauren
Leverington, Fiona
O'Connor, Brian
Goncalves de Lima, Marcelo
Kingston, Naomi
Danks, Fiona
Hockings, Marc
Malugu, Isaac
Scheren, Peter
Ngoye, Elizabeth
Stephenson, P .J.
Burgess, Neil D.
Title A preliminary assessment of protected area management within the WWF ‘Coastal East Africa’ priority place, Eastern Africa
Journal name Parks: The International Journal for Protected Area Managers
ISSN 0960 - 233X
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2014.PARKS-20-2.KK.en
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 77
End page 88
Total pages 12
Place of publication Newbury, Berks, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Conservation Bureau Ltd.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We studied the effectiveness of protected area management within a Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) priority place for conservation investment, located in the coastal areas of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. At least 473 sites in this region have completed Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) assessments since 2003, often associated with Global Environment Fund (GEF) funded projects, but also through work funded by other donors and WWF itself. We show that community managed reserves score higher using the METT tool when compared with sites managed by the state forest agencies. We situate this within the context of approaches to reserve management in Tanzania, where state-managed
Forest Reserves have received little in terms of funding support and score lowest when compared with all other management types in Tanzania. Further, we show that slightly higher average METT scores for sites where WWF are working across Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, when compared with all other sites, are most pronounced in elements of the METT tool relating to inputs, process and planning, and are not seen in outputs or outcomes. We discuss the utility of the METT tool for organisations like WWF to evaluate their impact in protected area management, including the issue of systematic bias in data recording (WWF facilitation of assessments) and that more time may be required to see the outcomes and impacts from any
management improvements that have been achieved.
Keyword Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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