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Conceptual basis for an integrated system for the management of a protected area. Examples from its application in a mediterranean area

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Cornejo Montoro, Enrique and García Fungairiño, Sara and Barandica Fernández, Jesús María and Serrano Talavera, José Manuel and Martín Zorrila, Juan Vicente and Gómez, T. and Zapata, F.J. and Acosta Salmerón, Francisco Javier (2016) Conceptual basis for an integrated system for the management of a protected area. Examples from its application in a mediterranean area. Journal of Environmental Management, 166 . pp. 237-249. ISSN 0301-4797

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Abstract

Improving the efficiency of management in protected areas is imperative in a generalized context of limited conservation budgets. However, this is overlooked due to flaws in problem definition, general disregard for cost information, and a lack of suitable tools for measuring costs and management quality. This study describes an innovative methodological framework, implemented in the web application SIGEIN, focused on maximizing the quality of management against its costs, establishing an explicit justification for any decision. The tool integrates, with this aim, a procedure for prioritizing management objects according to a conservation value, modified by a functional criterion; a project management module; and a module for management of continuous assessment. This appraisal associates the relevance of the conservation targets, the efficacy of the methods employed, both resource and personnel investments, and the resulting costs. Preliminary results of a prototypical SIGEIN application on the Site of Community Importance Chafarinas Islands are included.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Conservation priorities, Integrated management system, Management efficiency Management objects Chafarinas islands
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Ecology
ID Code:41122
Deposited On:07 Feb 2017 13:48
Last Modified:08 Feb 2017 08:36

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