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Conservation Processes for Protected Area Management

There are various conservation processes which have been tried and tested in the Pacific Islands.  These include, the Conservation Action Planning (CAP) method, Open Standards for Conservation and other participatory methods such as Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) etc.  This section is intended to provide guidance on the use of these tools, along with examples of how and where they have worked in the region.
 

A Toolkit to Support Conservation by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Building Capacity and Sharing Knowledge for Indigenous Peoples.

Corrigan, C. and Hay-Edie, T. 2013.  A Toolkit to Support Conservation by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Building Capacity and Sharing Knowledge for Indigenous Peoples. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.

This toolkit presents a selection of practical resources, developed by numerous organisations, making them readily accessible to community-based organisations who manage ICCAs. The toolkit is divided into 5 thematic areas:


Best Practices Guide for Crown of Thorns Clean-Ups

Fraser, N., B. Crawford, and J. Kusen. 2000. Best Practices Guide for Crown of Thorns Clean-Ups. Proyek Pesisir Special Publication. Coastal Resources Center, Coastal Management Report #2225. University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island.

These guidelines present background information on Crown of Thorns (COTS) including morphology, behaviour, defence and life-cycle information. They then discusses how to ascertain whether or not you have an outbreak and when to initiate clean-up activities.


Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (Natural Justice)

Shrumm, H., Jonas J. (ed). 2012. Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (Natural Justice). Natural Justice: Cape Town.

This guidebook comes in four sections which can be downloaded from the website separately. These are: understanding and using the toolkit; documenting and developing a biocultural community protocol; using a biocultural community protocol; reflecting, reporting, and revising.  It is not directly applicable to the Pacific Islands as much of the background information comes from other areas including Australia and New Zealand. However there are still some interesting and potentially useful activities that could be applied in the region.


Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Handbook Developing Strategies, Taking Action and Measuring Success at Any Scale.

The Nature Conservancy. 2007.  Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Handbook Developing Strategies, Taking Action and Measuring Success at Any Scale. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

This handbook is intended as a guidance resource to support the implementation of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC’s) Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Process , a powerful instrument for helping practitioners get to effective conservation results.


Conservation Action Planning: Developing Strategies, Taking Action, and Measuring Success at Any Scale. Overview of Basic Practices

The Nature Conservancy. 2007. Conservation Action Planning: Developing Strategies, Taking Action, and Measuring Success at Any Scale. Overview of Basic Practices. Arlington, VA.

This document is an overview of the basic practices for implementing The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process. These practices are meant to help conservation projects develop strategies, take action, and measure their success and then to adapt and learn over time.

This document was prepared by the CAP Working Group and tested with hundreds of practitioners around the world. It has been revised in accordance with the new CAP Handbook materials.


Fiji - Sovi Basin Protected Area

The Sovi Basin is Fiji’s largest remaining undisturbed lowland forest, providing fresh water to tens of thousands of people. The Sovi Basin is located on t​he island of Viti Levu, which is home to 590,000 people -  more than 70% of Fiji’s population. In recent years, the Sovi Basin has been under extreme threat from logging and agricultural land conversion. The loss of Fiji’s essential natural capital to logging and other pressures threatens its economy, people’s livelihoods and local culture.The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) sub-regional profile analysis for Fiji classified the Sovi Basin as the highest priority landscape conservation outcome for Fiji. 

 

 

 

 

 


Good Practices in Participatory Mapping. A Review Prepared for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Corbett, J.  2009. Good Practices in Participatory Mapping.  A Review Prepared for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).  International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).  Rome, Italy.

If you are interested in working with a community to create a map of the marine/terrestrial/coastal area, this guide provides some great advice.

Maps are extremely useful as part of the management planning process but can also be contentious and have many issues surrounding them. It is therefore recommended that you read this guidance.


Lessons Learned and Best Practices in the Management of Coral Reefs

WorldFish Center. 2008.  Lessons Learned and Best Practices in the Management of Coral Reefs. Lessons Learned 1804, Penang, Malaysia

WorldFish Lessons Learned briefs are executive summaries of research projects with particular focus on lessons learned. They are designed to play a role in knowledge management and sharing. This brief presents a review of lessons learned and best practices in the management of coral reefs based on the analysis of 56 coral reef and tropical marine ecosystem projects (30 of which were GEF funded). 


Monitoring for Management of Protected Areas- An Overview’ and ‘Monitoring Wildlife Populations for Management

Rao, M., Stokes, e. and Johnson, A. 2009. Monitoring for Management of Protected Areas- An Overview’ and ‘Monitoring Wildlife Populations for Management. Training Module 6 for the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners. American Museum of Natural History and the Wildlife Conservation Society, Vientiane, Lao PDR.


Pacific Invasives Initiative, Resource Kit for Invasive Plant Management

Pacific Invasives Initiative. 2013.  Pacific Invasives Initiative, Resource Kit for Invasive Plant Management. Auckland, New Zealand.

The Pacific Invasives Initiative (PII) is the leading capacity development organisation for invasive species management in the Pacific region.

The PII Resource Kit for Invasive Plant Management (Invasive Plant Resource Kit) is a practical guide to assist invasive plant teams (i.e. decision makers, project managers, officers and field crews) to apply informed decision making in the prioritisation, design, development and implementation of an effective invasive plant management programme, thereby, increasing their chances of success.


Participatory Learning and Action (PLA): Resource Guide for Practitioners. American Samoa Context.

Sauafea-Leau, F. 2010. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA): Resource Guide for Practitioners.  American Samoa Context.. NOAA PIRO.  American Samoa.

This guide book is the product of a collaborative process. The tools and activities developed in it were gathered from previous Participatory, Learning and Action (PLA) workshops and meetings held with various communities in American Samoa.


Socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS)

The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation