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dc.contributor.authorMackey, Brendanen_US
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorPorfirio, Luciana L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHugh, Soniaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T01:30:39Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T01:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-233Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2305/IUCN.CH.2016.PARKS-22-1BM.enen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100003
dc.description.abstractPark management in complex landscapes spanning jurisdictions is often limited by the lack of shared management priorities and a common spatial information system. Furthermore, current approaches may lead to a reductionist approach by focusing on a narrow range of park features in isolation from their landscape context. The natural icons and threats framework is proposed as a complementary approach that can provide a more holist perspective to managing biodiversity and nature conservation features and their threats across large and multi-jurisdictional natural landscapes. The first step is to engage managers and stakeholders in helping define natural icons, that is, widely recognized, significant and characteristic natural landscape features, and to identify threats to their condition. A GIS database of the icons and threats is developed that can be interrogated by park managers to identify conservation management priorities utilizing a decision support system. The 1.6 million hectare Australian Alps national parks network, comprising 11 protected areas spanning three States, was selected as a case study. The MultiCriteria Analysis Shell for Spatial Decision Support tool was used to visualize and interrogate the spatial information. Critical and high priority areas for management intervention were identified and compared to current protected area agency programmes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherIUCNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom51en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto62en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalParksen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205en_US
dc.titleNatural icons and threats: An approach to landscape conservation planningen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Environment and Scienceen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 IUCN. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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