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Evaluating Effectiveness: a framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas

Management effectiveness evaluation is defined as the assessment of how well protected areas are being managed – primarily the extent to which management is protecting values and achieving goals and objectives. The term management effectiveness reflects three main ‘themes’ in protected area management:

  1. design issues relating to both individual sites and protected area systems;
  2. adequacy and appropriateness of management systems and processes; and
  3. delivery of protected area objectives including conservation of values.