Linking Governance and Management of Conservation Sites to Local Evidences
The “evidence-based governance and management system” is considered an integrated approach adequately involving the three dimensions top-down, bottom-up, and outside-in. It is an instrument to improve effectiveness of management and to engage local communities and stakeholders in the decision processes in territorial management. These new approaches are particularly significant for protected areas and internationally designated sites. The concept is based on local realities or evidences, which help to manage current and in particular, future challenges and to balance conservation and development. The territorial governance and management is confronted with accelerated adaptation needs to global threats such as climate change, invasive species, marine litter, socio-economic development, migration, tourism. The article discusses frameworks and transformation processes to adapt new governance and management systems, helping to prevent negative impacts to nature and society and to create new opportunities for local communities.
Governing Future Challenges in Protected Areas
Alfarè L.T. & Ruoss E., CNR Italy
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Governance and Management Systems, protected areas, participatory processes, deliberative democracy, local evidences, threats and challenges, community involvement.