The status of protected area evaluation in Australia and implications for its future

Jacobson, C., Carter, R. W. and Hockings, M. T. (2008) The status of protected area evaluation in Australia and implications for its future. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 15 4: 202-210. doi:10.1080/14486563.2008.9725204


Author Jacobson, C.
Carter, R. W.
Hockings, M. T.
Title The status of protected area evaluation in Australia and implications for its future
Journal name Australasian Journal of Environmental Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-6563
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14486563.2008.9725204
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 202
End page 210
Total pages 9
Editor Helen Ross
R. W. Carter
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand with Hallmark Editions
Language eng
Subject C1
960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Abstract Evaluation of protected area management in Australia has been driven by public sector reporting requirements and concern to improve management performance. This review of the status of management evaluation in large protected area management agencies reveals considerable variability in effort applied to evaluation, with emphasis being given to context and planning for management and outcomes of management as it affects valued resources. Agencies have largely adopted best practice principles in making assessments, but are not comprehensive in assessing all parts of the management cycle. The current emphasis may serve reporting requirements, but does not provide information and links that can assist in identifying the factors that affect achievement (or otherwise) of desired management outcomes. This constrains capacity to adopt an adaptive management approach to park management based on management effectiveness evaluations.
Keyword Adaptive management framework
Management evaluation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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