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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Andrew T
dc.contributor.authorDriver, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorCowling, Richard M
dc.contributor.authorMaze, Kristal
dc.contributor.authorDesmet, Philip G
dc.contributor.authorLombard, Amanda T
dc.contributor.authorRouget, Mathieu
dc.contributor.authorBotha, Mark A
dc.contributor.authorBoshoff, Andre F
dc.contributor.authorCastley, J Guy
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Peter S
dc.contributor.authorMacKinnon, Kathy
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Shirley M
dc.contributor.authorSims-Castley, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Warrick I
dc.contributor.authorVon Hase, Amrei
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:10:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:10:26Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2009-01-23T05:37:13Z
dc.identifier.issn0888-8892
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00452.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21121
dc.description.abstractSystematic conservation assessment and conservation planning are two distinct fields of conservation science often confused as one and the same. Systematic conservation assessment is the technical, often computer-based, identification of priority areas for conservation. Conservation planning is composed of a systematic conservation assessment coupled with processes for development of an implementation strategy and stakeholder collaboration. The peer-reviewed conservation biology literature abounds with studies analyzing the performance of assessments (e.g., area-selection techniques). This information alone, however, can never deliver effective conservation action; it informs conservation planning. Examples of how to translate systematic assessment outputs into knowledge and then use them for "doing" conservation are rare. South Africa has received generous international and domestic funding for regional conservation planning since the mid-1990s. We reviewed eight South African conservation planning processes and identified key ingredients of best practice for undertaking systematic conservation assessments in a way that facilitates implementing conservation action. These key ingredients include the design of conservation planning processes, skills for conservation assessment teams, collaboration with stakeholders, and interpretation and mainstreaming of products (e.g., maps) for stakeholders. Social learning institutions are critical to the successful operationalization of assessments within broader conservation planning processes and should include not only conservation planners but also diverse interest groups, including rural landowners, politicians, and government employees.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Inc
dc.publisher.placeMalden, MA
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0888-8892
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom739
dc.relation.ispartofpageto750
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalConservation Biology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural, veterinary and food sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode31
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode30
dc.titleDesigning systematic conservation assessments that promote effective implementation: Best practice from South Africa.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCastley, Guy G.


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