Enhancing Diversity and Quality of Governance

A diverse protected area system encompasses a range of management types such as shared governance, governance by indigenous people and local communities, by private entities, and by national and regional governments. Speakers from WCS and other organizations will focus on consolidating and elevating the commitments made at the previous IUCN World Parks Congress in Durban in 2003 and by the Convention on Biological Diversity.

WCS in Action

The following sessions have been completed.

Friday - November 14, 2014

Achieving Aichi Target 11: Governance diversity, coverage and conservation (Part 1)13:30 - 15:00Michael PainterHall 4A2
Achieving Aichi Target 11: Governance diversity, coverage and conservation (Part 2)15:30 - 17:00Michael Painter Hall 4A2

Saturday - November 15, 2014

Governance, sustainable use of wild resources and combating wildlife crime13:30 - 15:00Mariana MontoyaHub 1

Tuesday - November 18, 2014

Governance (Capacity Development) rapid fire presentations (Part 3)All dayMichael PainterTouchscreen 4

Select Publications

A comparison of marine protected areas and alternative approaches to coral-reef management.
A Master Plan for Wildlife in Sarawak: preparation, implementation and implications for conservation. (Book Chapter)
A road through Madidi - An environmental-economic analysis
A Tiger in the Drawing Room: Can Luxury Tourism Benefit Wildlife?
Adaptive Comanagement of a Marine Protected Area Network in Fiji
Avoiding conflicts and protecting coral reefs: customary management benefits marine habitats and fish biomass
Beyond borders
Biodiversity conservation in a changing climate: A review of threats and implications for conservation planning in Myanmar
Bringing the tiger back from the brink—The six percent solution
Building Capacity for Protected Area Management in Lao PDR
Bushmeat hunting and use in the Makira Forest north-eastern Madagascar: a conservation and livelihoods issue
Case Study 4: Monitoring of wildlife populations: lessons learned from Central Africa (Book Chapter)
Catastrophic ape decline in western equatorial Africa
Central Africa’s protected areas and the purported displacement of people: A first critical review of existing data (Book Chapter)
Comanagement of coral reef social-ecological systems
Comparing the management effectiveness of a marine park and a multiple-use collaborative fisheries management area in East Africa
Conserving large populations of lions – the argument for fences has hole
Devastating decline of forest elephants in Central Africa
Do community-conserved areas effectively conserve biological diversity? Global insights and the Indian context
Ecoregional scale seagrass mapping: A tool to support resilient MPA network design in the Coral Triangle
Efficiently targeting resources to deter illegal activities in protected areas
Emerging marine protected area networks in the coral triangle: Lessons and way forward
Estimating population sizes of lions Panthera leo and spotted hyaenas Crocuta crocuta in Uganda's savannah parks, using lure count methods
Evaluating the influence of candidate terrestrial protected areas on coral reef condition in Fiji
Forest conservation delivers highly variable coral reef conservation outcomes
Guidelines for Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Natural Resource Governance in Landscapes and Seascapes (English)
Guidelines for Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Natural Resource Governance in Landscapes and Seascapes (French)
Guidelines for Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Natural Resource Governance in Landscapes and Seascapes (Spanish)
Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration
Human-carnivore conflict in China: a review of current approaches with recommendations for improved management
Impacts of Protected Areas on Local Livelihoods in Cambodia
In defense of fences - Response
Incorporating Conservation Zone Effectiveness for Protecting Biodiversity in Marine Planning
Incorporating effectiveness of community-based management in a national marine gap analysis for Fiji
Integrated planning for land-sea ecosystem connectivity to protect coral reefs
Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity
Landscape conservation in the Greater Madidi Landscape in northwestern Bolivia - Planning for wildlife across different scales and jurisdictions
Legal Ivory Trade in a Corrupt World and its Impact on African Elephant Populations
Management of the Kenyan coast
Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies under climate change.
Marine reserves as linked social-ecological systemz
Parks as shibboleths
Participatory planning of interventions to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts
Perceived Benefits of Fisheries Management Restrictions in Madagascar
Policy Options for the World's Primary Forests in Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Priority Forests for Conservation in Fiji: landscapes, hotspots and ecological processes
Public-private partnerships as a management option for protected areas
Rainforest Pharmacopeia in Madagascar Provides High Value for Current Local and Prospective Global Uses
Recovery trajectories of coral reef fish assemblages within Kenyan marine protected areas
Reef fish structure and cascading effects in response to artisanal fishing pressure
Regional economic benefits from conservation - The case of Madidi
Response of the coral reef benthos and herbivory to fishery closure management and the 1998 ENSO disturbance
Results of the first harvest of Caiman yacare by Takana communities in northern Bolivia - Implications for sustainability and harvest regulations
Scaling the management values divide
Searching for sustainability: are assessments of wildlife harvests behind the times?
Setting conservation priorities in Fiji: Decision science versus additive scoring systems
Spatial correlates of livestock depredation by Amur tigers in Hunchun, China: Relevance of prey density and implications for protected area management
Targeting Global Protected Area Expansion for Imperiled Biodiversity
The Coral Triangle Initiative: what are we missing? A case study from Aceh
The Impacts of Large-Scale Energy Development: Indigenous People and the Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline
The Perceived Impact of Customary Marine Resource Management on Household and Community Welfare in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
The Role of Conservation in Promoting Stability and Security in At-Risk Communities (Book Chapter)
To Fence or Not to Fence
Vulnerability of cloud forest reserves in Mexico to climate change
WCS Factsheet on Wildlife Trade and Trafficking in Latin America
Weak compliance undermines the success of no-take zones in a large government-controlled marine protected area
What Does It Mean to Successfully Conserve a (Vertebrate) Species?
Wildlife decline and social conflict

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Key Staff

Lilian Painter
Country Program Director
Saw Htun
Country Program Director
Madhu Rao
Senior Advisor and Representative of WCS in Singapore
Rob Tizard
Senior Technical Advisor
Deo Kujirakwinja
Director Eastern DRC Projects, DR Congo
Stacy Jupiter
Director Melanesia Program
Anak Pattanavibool
Country Program Director, Thailand
Elizabeth Bennett
Vice President, Species Conservation, Species
Gaspard Abitsi
Country Program Director
James Watson
Director, Science and Research Initiative
Mariana Montoya
Director, Peru
Ruth Starkey
Technical Advisor, Tanzania
Simon Hedges
Asian Elephant Coordinator & Ivory Trade Policy Analyst
Susan Lieberman
Vice-President, International Policy