Measuring impact of protected area management interventions: current and future use of the Global Database of Protected Area Management Effectiveness

Coad, Lauren, Leverington, Fiona, Knights, Kathryn, Geldmann, Jonas, Eassom, April, Kapos, Valerie, Kingston, Naomi, de Lima, Marcelo, Zamora, Camilo, Cuardros, Ivon, Nolte, Christoph, Burgess, Neil D. and Hockings, Marcus (2015) Measuring impact of protected area management interventions: current and future use of the Global Database of Protected Area Management Effectiveness. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, 370 1681: . doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0281


Author Coad, Lauren
Leverington, Fiona
Knights, Kathryn
Geldmann, Jonas
Eassom, April
Kapos, Valerie
Kingston, Naomi
de Lima, Marcelo
Zamora, Camilo
Cuardros, Ivon
Nolte, Christoph
Burgess, Neil D.
Hockings, Marcus
Title Measuring impact of protected area management interventions: current and future use of the Global Database of Protected Area Management Effectiveness
Journal name Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-8436
1471-2970
Publication date 2015-08-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1098/rstb.2014.0281
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 370
Issue 1681
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Ryal Society Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Protected areas (PAs) are at the forefront of conservation efforts, and yet despite considerable progress towards the global target of having 17% of the world’s land area within protected areas by 2020, biodiversity continues to decline. The discrepancy between increasing PA coverage and negative biodiversity trends has resulted in renewed efforts to enhance PA effectiveness. The global conservation community has conducted thousands of assessments of protected area management effectiveness (PAME), and interest in the use of these data to helpmeasure the conservation impact of PAmanagement interventions is high. Here, we summarize the status of PAME assessment, review the published evidence for a link between PAMEassessment results and the conservation impacts of PAs, and discuss the limitations and future use of PAME data in measuring the impact of PAmanagement interventions on conservation outcomes.We conclude that PAME data,while designed as a tool for local adaptivemanagement, may also help to provide insights into the impact of PA management interventions from the local-to-global scale. However, the subjective and ordinal characteristics of the data present significant limitations for their application in rigorous scientific impact evaluations, a problem that should be recognized and mitigated where possible.
Keyword Conservation outcomes
Impact Assessment
Biodiversity
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Biodiversity targets
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
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