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Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning

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Adams, VM and Douglas, MM and Jackson, SE and Scheepers, K and Kool, JT and Setterfield, SA, Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning, Conservation Letter, 11, (4) Article e12441. ISSN 1755-263X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/conl.12441

Abstract

Invasive alien species are a major driver of global biodiversity loss. Constrained conservation budgets demand that threat abatement strategies take into account the heterogeneity of areas in need of protection, such as significant ecological and cultural sites, as well as the competing values, preferences, and objectives of stakeholders. We used strategic foresight to assess the threat that invasive alien grasses pose to environmental and Indigenous cultural values on the floodplains of a comanaged, World Heritage-inscribed national park. We found strategic foresight to be a useful framework to set management priorities that simultaneously conserve biological and cultural diversity. However, it required the development and application of novel ecological and participatory tools and significant time, financial, and human resources. This was the first study to apply strategic foresight to weed management planning in a realistic, culturally complex setting and our work provides an exemplar for the application of the strategic foresight framework and our tools to other contexts.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:strategic foresight, Kakadu National Park, invasive species management, cultural values, dynamic planning, management strategy, protected areas, scenario planning
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Adams, VM (Dr Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:126428
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-06-12
Last Modified:2018-10-10
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