Assessing Threats in Conservation Planning and Management

This module reviews the role of assessing threats in setting conservation targets, identifying priority strategies, and determining their effectiveness. It includes an overview of the use of threat assessment in conservation planning by focusing on species-level and global-, regional- and local (site)-level priority setting. The synthesis also reviews two planning tools used in site conservation—conceptual models and The Nature Conservancy’s 5 “S” approach. The second part of the synthesis reviews the role of threat assessment in measuring management effectiveness with reference to monitoring approaches that fall into two broad categories: (1) the assessment of the status and impacts of threats, and (2) the measurement of ecological integrity of conservation targets. This section concludes with a comparison of threat monitoring methodologies focusing on two approaches: Threat Reduction Assessment and Rapid Assessment and Prioritization of Protected Area Management.

View this module in other languages:
Evaluación de Amenazas (Spanish)
Évaluation des Menaces dans la Gestion et la Planification de la Conservation (French)

See also:
Ecological Consequences of Extinctions
Selecting Areas for Conservation: An Oral Communication Exercise
Threats to Biodiversity: An Overview
Monitoring for Adaptive Management in Conservation Biology

Theme: Conservation Management

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: conservation, management, modeling, monitoring, threats, tools

Components: 5

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Synthesis: Assessing Threats in Conservation Planning and Management

Author: M. Rao, A. Johnson, N. Bynum

   

This synthesis reviews the role of assessing threats in setting conservation targets, identifying priority strategies, and determining their effectiveness. It includes an overview of the use of threat assessment in conservation planning by focusing on species-level and global-, regional- and local (site)-level priority setting. The synthesis also reviews two planning tools used in site conservationâconceptual models and The Nature Conservancyâs 5 âSâ approach. The second part of the synthesis reviews the role of threat assessment in measuring management effectiveness with reference to monitoring approaches that fall into two broad categories: (1) the assessment of the status and impacts of threats, and (2) the measurement of ecological integrity of conservation targets. This section concludes with a comparison of threat monitoring methodologies focusing on two approaches: Threat Reduction Assessment and Rapid Assessment and Prioritization of Protected Area Management.


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Exercise: Assessing Threats in Conservation Planning and Management

Author: M. Rao, A. Johnson, N. Bynum

   

The Exercise aims to familiarize students with specific tools used in conservation planning (conceptual model building) and approaches used in measuring the effectiveness of conservation strategies.


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Presentation: Assessing Threats in Conservation Planning and Management

Author: M. Rao, A. Johnson, N. Bynum

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