Cross-boundary collaboration: key to the conservation puzzle

Kark, Salit, Tulloch, Ayesha, Gordon, Ascelin, Mazor, Tessa, Bunnefeld, Nils and Levin, Noam (2015) Cross-boundary collaboration: key to the conservation puzzle. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 12 12-24. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2014.08.005


Author Kark, Salit
Tulloch, Ayesha
Gordon, Ascelin
Mazor, Tessa
Bunnefeld, Nils
Levin, Noam
Title Cross-boundary collaboration: key to the conservation puzzle
Journal name Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1877-3435
1877-3443
Publication date 2015-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2014.08.005
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Start page 12
End page 24
Total pages 13
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2300 Environmental Science
3300 Social Sciences
Abstract Conservation science is advancing rapidly, yet the majority of research overlooks a key factor that can play a major role in shaping the outcomes of conservation initiatives: collaboration. Here, we review the importance, benefits and limitations of incorporating collaboration into conservation and specifically into systematic conservation planning, providing a general framework for considering collaboration in conservation planning. Recent work shows that cross-boundary collaboration can have both positive and negative impacts on the outcomes of conservation and management efforts for protected areas, ecosystems, threatened and invasive species. The feasibility of collaboration, its likely effects and associated trade-offs should therefore be explicitly incorporated into conservation science and planning. This will ensure that conservation decisions avoid wasted funding when collaboration is infeasible, promoting collaboration when the benefits outweigh the costs.
Keyword GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Environmental Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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