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The Holy Grail of biodiversity conservation management: Monitoring impact in projects and project portfolios
P.J. Stephenson

  • Existing project management guidelines inadequately address the issue of planning projects in a project portfolio and how to aggregate data, so many conservation projects are badly monitored.

  • To enhance programme delivery and monitoring, I define Five Steps to Conservation Impact around: Planning; Common; Indicators; Monitoring; Interpretation; Action.

  • These steps differ from other project management guidelines by linking common goals with common indicators and measuring aggregated conservation impact.

  • Enabling conditions to ensure success include: senior managers are willing to establish a results-based management culture; attribution is considered an aspiration not a hindrance; capacity and tools are in place.

  • Making impact monitoring the norm will require a culture change within the conservation community.

Open access
Available online 7 December 2019
Balancing land sharing and sparing approaches to promote forest and landscape restoration in agricultural landscapes
Paula Meli, José María Rey-Benayas, Pedro H.S. Brancalion

  • Land sharing/sparing approaches offer interdependent and complementary opportunities for Forest and Landscape Restoration.

  • Landscape configuration and governance issues drive the focus, forest types, and location of the restorative interventions.

  • Sharing/sparing opportunities should consider the social context and a multi-stakeholder process.

Open access
Available online 14 November 2019
Airport noise and wildlife conservation: What are we missing?
Renata D. Alquezar, Regina H. Macedo

  • Airport-produced noise is unsuitable for areas of wildlife protection.

  • Noise can generate stress and jeopardize wildlife reproduction.

  • There is a need in Brazil to implement noise regulation within areas of wildlife protection.

Open access
Available online 19 October 2019
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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