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Methodology of assessment of conservation effectiveness of protected areas and their regional systems

Stishov M., 2012
The proposed methodology is aimed at the evaluation of conservation effectiveness of protected areas (PAs), their individual conservation
functions, and entire regional PA systems, including planned ones, with the purpose of identifying the need, opportunities, and priority
areas for the optimization of PAs, their regional systems, and management approaches. Conservation effectiveness is viewed as the degree to what a PA of a regional PA system is successful in fulfilling its conservation objectives arising from its natural peculiarities. Conservation effectiveness depends not only on the management of individual PAs and their systems, but on all other circumstances affecting PAs – their layout, geographic location, surroundings etc.