Integrated cross-realm planning

A decision-makers' perspective

Jorge Álvarez- Romero, Vanessa Adams, Robert Pressey, Michael Douglas, Allan Dale, Amelie Auge, Derek Ball, John Childs, Mike Digby, Rebecca Dobbs, N Gobius, David Hinchley, Ian Lancaster, Mirjam Maughan, Ian Perdrisat

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    Pursuing development and conservation goals often requires thinking and planning across terrestrial, freshwater and marine realms because many threats and social-ecological processes transcend realm boundaries. Consequently, effective conservation planningmust consider the social and ecological links between realms and follow a cross-realm approach to allocate land/water uses and conservation actions to mitigate cross-realmthreats and maintain cross-realm ecological processes. Cross-realm planning requires integrating multiple objectives for conservation and development, and assessing the potential co-benefits and trade-offs between themunder alternative development scenarios. Despite progress in cross-realmplanning theory, fewfully-integrated and applied cross-realmplans exist. The gaps between research and implementation are not unique to cross-realm planning, but are accentuated by the complexity of spatial decision-making entailed. Based on a collaborative process including scientists, resource managers and policy-makers, we developed an operational framework for crossrealm planning based on up-to-date thinking in conservation science, but offering practical guidance to operationalise real-world planning. Our approach has a strong theoretical basis while addressing the visions and needs of decision-makers. We discuss the foundations and limitations of current approaches in crossrealm planning, describe key requirements to undertake this approach, and present a real-world application of our framework.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)799-808
    Number of pages10
    JournalBiological Conservation
    Volume191
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Álvarez- Romero, J., Adams, V., Pressey, R., Douglas, M., Dale, A., Auge, A., ... Perdrisat, I. (2015). Integrated cross-realm planning: A decision-makers' perspective. Biological Conservation, 191, 799-808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.003
    Álvarez- Romero, Jorge ; Adams, Vanessa ; Pressey, Robert ; Douglas, Michael ; Dale, Allan ; Auge, Amelie ; Ball, Derek ; Childs, John ; Digby, Mike ; Dobbs, Rebecca ; Gobius, N ; Hinchley, David ; Lancaster, Ian ; Maughan, Mirjam ; Perdrisat, Ian. / Integrated cross-realm planning : A decision-makers' perspective. In: Biological Conservation. 2015 ; Vol. 191. pp. 799-808.
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    Álvarez- Romero J, Adams V, Pressey R, Douglas M, Dale A, Auge A et al. Integrated cross-realm planning: A decision-makers' perspective. Biological Conservation. 2015;191:799-808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.003