How to integrate cost, threat and multiple actions into conservation planning for reserves and stewardship

Game, Eddie, Carwardine, Josie, Wilson, Kerrie, Watts, Matt, Klein, Carissa and Possingham, Hugh (2007). How to integrate cost, threat and multiple actions into conservation planning for reserves and stewardship. In Martin Taylor and Penelope Figgis (Ed.), Protected areas: buffering nature against climate change (pp. 97-99) Sydney, NSW, Australia: WWF-Australia.

Author Game, Eddie
Carwardine, Josie
Wilson, Kerrie
Watts, Matt
Klein, Carissa
Possingham, Hugh
Title of chapter How to integrate cost, threat and multiple actions into conservation planning for reserves and stewardship
Title of book Protected areas: buffering nature against climate change
Place of Publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher WWF-Australia
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2007
ISBN 1921031204
Editor Martin Taylor
Penelope Figgis
Chapter number 12
Start page 97
End page 99
Total pages 3
Total chapters 15
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Reservation and stewardship are two of the most widely applied conservation interventions in Australia and globally. Systemic conservation planning tools such as Marxan can be used to support cost-effective spending on these or other interventions by determining efficient options in a landscape that meet conservation targets. We desribe the appropriate problem formulation for spatial systemic conservation planning and summarise advancements in current approaches. We focus on three important features that have imrpoved the applicability of Marxan (and some other tools) to real world conservation planning. These are (1) incorportating spatially variable costs and multiple costs, (2) accounting for threats such as climate change, and (3) integrating multiple conservation interventions or actions within a single step of the problem. Our findings suggest that omission of costs, threats and multiple actions where they should be included can result in poor efficiency and hence the misallocation of funds. We are continually testing these ideas on real world problems. 
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