HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Articles on protected area management published in BioScience

Over 44,000 protected areas exist worldwide, covering nearly 14 million square kilometers. Although widely recognized as a cost-effective way to conserve biodiversity--their total area has doubled since 1975--protected areas face numerous problems. The BioScience Special Section is published immediately before the World Parks Congress being held in Durban, South Africa, from 8 September to 17 September. The coordinator of the Special Section is Jamison Ervin, a consultant to the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The Special Section includes an introductory article and four in-depth articles that describe and evaluate assessment systems that can be used to identify the most important threats facing protected areas. These include direct threats to the natural and cultural resources the areas are intended to protect, inadequate resources, and institutional problems such as inappropriate policies and inadequately trained staff.

An article by Marc Hockings, "Systems for Assessing the Effectiveness of Management in Protected Areas," reviews 27 different assessment methodologies, including ones based on quantitative and qualitative data, using an evaluation framework developed by the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). Only one of the methodologies reviewed by Hockings addressed all the elements considered in the WCPA framework (context, planning, input, process, output, and outcome). Hockings urges that assessments of protected area management effectiveness be more widely used, and that monitoring and evaluation become standard practices.

Jamison Ervin's article "Rapid Assessment of Protected Area Management Effectiveness in Four Countries" summarizes results from implementation of the Rapid Assessment and Prioritization of Protected Area Management (RAPPAM) methodology developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature. The approach highlighted five threats that warranted concerted policy efforts: poaching, alien plants, tourism, logging, and en
'"/>

Contact: Donna Royston
droyston@aibs.org
202-628-1500 ext. 261
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1-Sep-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Articles on forest fire risks published in BioScience
2. Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
3. Articles on life in tropical island streams published in BioScience
4. Two Environmental Articles: Deformed Frogs & Dioxin In Old Soil
5. Natures ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed
6. More than 300 critically endangered species completely unprotected, new study shows
7. Congo plans to safeguard biodiversity with new protected areas
8. Philippines: Park expansion creates nations largest contiguous protected area
9. Worlds protected areas suffer from $2.5 billion annual shortfall
10. More than 700 threatened species remain completely unprotected, new study shows
11. State of Amazonas safeguards worlds richest biodiversity with six new protected areas

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   ... announces the appointment of independent Directors Mr. Robin D. ... Board of Directors, furthering the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , ... forward to their guidance and benefiting from their considerable expertise ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... Allen Institute for Cell Science today announces the launch ... dynamic digital window into the human cell. The website ... deep learning to create predictive models of cell organization, ... suite of powerful tools. The Allen Cell Explorer will ... resources created and shared by the Allen Institute for ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... -- KEY FINDINGS The global market for ... of 25.76% during the forecast period of 2017-2025. The ... the growth of the stem cell market. ... INSIGHTS The global stem cell market is segmented on ... stem cell market of the product is segmented into ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2017)... Washington, and WASHINGTON, DC, USA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 ... ... driver of the economy as well as an enabler of life-saving medical and other ... for optics and photonics . They joined others in the scientific community today in ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... As Ebola resurfaces in the Democratic ... suspected cases now reported, a new analysis of the Ebola ... correlation between the 2014 and 2017 outbreaks of the disease.  ... 2012-13, which preceded the 2014 outbreak. An analysis of the ... counts in 2014-15, which again precedes the current outbreak in ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... A recent survey conducted by the ... difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables, while ... across the U.S. and Canada participated in the 2016 survey, the second conducted by ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... its 20th anniversary, marking the occasion with a strong presence at Bio-IT World ... Reception and further extends an invitation to all attendees to view posters ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: