Reaching Conservation Goals

WCS has a long history of helping to plan and manage the protected area systems that are essential to conservation success. Members from WCS and other World Parks participants showcase people, places, and organizations leading the way to conservation success, and review progress made to date. The output of the stream will provide a template of how Aichi Biodiversity Target 11—conserving at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas—can be achieved.

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
Innovative Protected Area Management15:30 - 17:00David WilkieSee Room
Achieving Aichi Target 11: Governance diversity, coverage and conservation (Part 2)15:30 - 17:00Michael Painter Hall 4A2

Saturday - November 15, 2014

The role of law enforcement monitoring in improving management effectiveness of protected areas: lessons learned from global case studies12:10 - 13:20Andy Plumptre, Inaoyom Imong (WCS Nigeria), Deo Kujirakwinja (WCS DRC), Emma StokesHall 3A1
Wildlife crime and law enforcement in protected areas (Part 1)13:30 - 15:00Session Organizers: Liz Bennett, Sue Lieberman, Noelle Kumpel (ZSL), Katherine Secoy (ZSL) Anak Pattanavibool PresenterHall 6
Protected areas and human-wildlife conflict13:30 - 15:00P.M. Muthanna See Room
Innovative financial mechanisms for conservation and protected areas15:30 - 17:00Ray Victurine (Chair), Katy Mathias and Rob TizardSouthee North
Wildlife crime and law enforcement in protected areas (Part 2)15:30 - 17:00Panel Chair: Sue Lieberman Presenters: Alexa Montefiore (SMART Partnership), Samuel Kasiki (Kenya Wildlife Service), Zdenka Piskulich (Forever Costa Rica)Hall 6

Sunday - November 16, 2014

Elephant Protection Initiative Technical Workshop09:30 - 12:30Simon HedgesHub 2

Monday - November 17, 2014

Biodiversity Outcomes 1: Measuring Success and Failure of Protected Areas08:30 - 10:00John Robinson and Joe WalstonHall 3A1
Monitoring Conservation Outcomes Inside and Outside Protected Areas (Part 1)08:30 - 10:00Alicia Kuroiwa and Ernesto Escalante (from Peru SERNANP) and Alexa MontefioreSouthee North
Monitoring Conservation Outcomes Inside and Outside Protected Areas (Part 2)10:30 - 12:00Alicia Kuroiwa and Ernesto Escalante (from Peru SERNANP) and Alexa Montefiore Southee North
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook - setting a decande challenge for the World Heritage Convention15:30 - 17:00Sue Lieberman Southee North

Tuesday - November 18, 2014

Reaching conservation goals by strengthening protected area systems across Latin America and Angola: Innovative case studies08:30 - 10:00Julie Kunen and assorted National Park Service Directors and Staff Jamison Room

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)
Adaptive Comanagement of a Marine Protected Area Network in Fiji
Albertine Rift, Africa. Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action.
Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar with high-resolution planning tools
An ecology-based policy framework for human-tiger coexistence in India (Book Chapter)
Another inconvenient truth: The failure of enforcement systems to save charismatic species
Are Central Africa's Protected Areas Displacing Hundreds of Thousands of Rural Poor?
Assessing the conservation status of the tiger Panthera tigris at priority sites in Peninsular Malaysia
Avoiding conflicts and protecting coral reefs: customary management benefits marine habitats and fish biomass
Balancing livestock production and wildlife conservation in and around Southern Africa's transfrontier conservation areas
Benefits of wildlife consumption to child nutrition in a biodiversity hotspot
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
Can Taxation Contribute to Sustainable Management of the Bushmeat Trade? Evidence from Gabon and Cameroon
Can the IUCN 2008 Protected Areas Management Categories Support Pacific Island Approaches to Conservation?
Case Study 4: Monitoring of wildlife populations: lessons learned from Central Africa (Book Chapter)
Central Africa’s protected areas and the purported displacement of people: A first critical review of existing data (Book Chapter)
Changes in a coral reef fishery along a gradient of fishing pressure in an Indonesian marine protected area
Changes in life history and ecological characteristics of coral reef fish catch composition with increasing fishery management
Changes in reef fish biomass in Karimunjawa National Park: a test of the effectiveness of government gazetted marine parks in Indonesia
Co-management approaches and incentives improve management effectiveness in the Karimunjawa National Park, Indonesia
Comanagement of coral reef social-ecological systems
Comparison of marine spatial planning methods in Madagascar demonstrates value of alternative approaches
Conducting an ecological gap analysis for the new Madagascar protected area system
Conservation biology and real-world conservation
Conserving large populations of lions – the argument for fences has hole
Critical thresholds and tangible targets for ecosystem-based management of coral reef fisheries.
Data-driven models for regional coral-reef dynamics
Decadal trends in marine reserves reveal differential rates of change in direct and indirect effects
Distribution, status, and conservation needs of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Lampung Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
Do community-conserved areas effectively conserve biological diversity? Global insights and the Indian context
Do protected areas safeguard biodiversity? (Book Chapter)
Economic Valuation of Subsistence Harvest of Wildlife in Madagascar
Ecoregional scale seagrass mapping: A tool to support resilient MPA network design in the Coral Triangle
Emerging marine protected area networks in the coral triangle: Lessons and way forward
Estimating elephant population density and abundance from dung pile density: field methods (Book Chapter)
Evaluating the effectiveness of management of the Malindi-Watamu marine protected area complex in Kenya
Evaluating the influence of candidate terrestrial protected areas on coral reef condition in Fiji
Extent and ecological consequences of hunting in Central African rainforests in the twenty-first century
Forest conservation delivers highly variable coral reef conservation outcomes
Forest elephant crisis in the Congo Basin
Forest Elephants: Tree Planters of the Congo
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features
Great Apes and Biodiversity Offset Projects in Africa - The Case for National Offset Strategies
How effective are MPAs? Predation control and 'spill-in effects' in seagrass-coral reef lagoons under contrasting fishery management
Human proximity and habitat fragmentation are key drivers of the rangewide bonobo distribution
Human-carnivore conflict in China: a review of current approaches with recommendations for improved management
Hunting patterns in tropical forests adjoining the Hkakaborazi National Park, north Myanmar
Identification and channel characteristics of cetacean hotspots in waterways of the eastern Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh
Impacts of Protected Areas on Local Livelihoods in Cambodia
Improving social acceptability of marine protected area networks: A method for estimating opportunity costs to multiple gear types in both fished and currently unfished areas
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 community-managed areas into protected area systems: The promise of synergies and the reality of tradeoffs (Book Chapter)
Lack of conservation effort rapidly increases African great ape extinction risk
Landscape scale, ecology-based management of wild tiger populations, Washington, DC
Law Enforcement Monitoring - Lessons learned over Fifteen Years in the Albertine Rift Region of Africa
Report for World parks Congress, Sydney 2014.
Law, custom and community-based natural resource management in Kubulau District (Fiji).
Leconi-Bateke-Lefini Landscape (Book Chapter)
Legal Ivory Trade in a Corrupt World and its Impact on African Elephant Populations
Lope-Chaillu-Louesse Landscape (Book Chapter)
Management of the Kenyan coast
Mapping recent deforestation and forest disturbance in northeastern Madagascar.
Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies under climate change.
Márcio Ayres: New Approaches to the Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in Amazônia (Book Chapter)
Mare Custoditum: The Odyssey of Protecting the Sea (Book Chapter)
Modelling Impacts of Poaching on the Sumatran Elephant Population in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
Monitoring elephants and assessing threats - a manual for researchers, managers and conservationist (Book)
Optimal protection of the world’s threatened birds, mammals and amphibians (Book Chapter)
Optimism and Challenge for Science-Based Conservation of Migratory Species in and out of U.S. National Parks
Patterns of human-wildlife conflicts and compensation: Insights from Western Ghats protected areas.
Perceived Benefits of Fisheries Management Restrictions in Madagascar
Poverty and protected areas: An evaluation of a marine integrated conservation and development project in Indonesia
Priority actions for sustainable forest management in the International Year of Forests
Priority Forests for Conservation in Fiji: landscapes, hotspots and ecological processes
Projections of the impacts of gear-modification on the recovery of fish catches and ecosystem function in an impoverished fishery
Public-private partnerships as a management option for protected areas
Rainforest Pharmacopeia in Madagascar Provides High Value for Current Local and Prospective Global Uses
Recent decline in suitable environmental conditions for African great apes
Reef fish structure and cascading effects in response to artisanal fishing pressure
Response of the coral reef benthos and herbivory to fishery closure management and the 1998 ENSO disturbance
Response to 'Is the Displacement of People from Parks only 'Purported' or is it Real?' (Schmidt-Soltau 2009)
Roadless Wilderness Area Determines Forest Elephant Movements in the Congo Basin
Salonga-Lukenie-Sankuru Landscape (Book Chapter)
Searching for sustainability: are assessments of wildlife harvests behind the times?
Selection criteria for suites of landscape species as a basis for site-based conservation
Setting conservation priorities in Fiji: Decision science versus additive scoring systems
Sinking the flagship - The case of forest elephants in Asia and Africa
Sinks as saviors: Why flawed inference cannot assist tiger recovery
SMART PATROL for Smart protection
State of the Forests of Central Africa: Regional Synthesis (Book Chapter)
Strategic Planning for Species Conservation - A Handbook. Version 1.0.
S. Hedges and E.Sanderson were lead writers and editors of this peer-reviewed book.
Testing for correspondence between coral reef invertebrate diversity and marine park designation on the Masoala Peninsula of eastern Madagascar
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership: Priority Landscapes (Book Chapter)
The Coral Triangle Initiative: what are we missing? A case study from Aceh
The importance of Asia’s Protected Areas for safeguarding commercially high value species (Book Chapter)
The Perceived Impact of Customary Marine Resource Management on Household and Community Welfare in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
The performance and potential of protected areas
The spatial structure of hunter access determines the local abundance of forest elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis)
To Fence or Not to Fence
Transboundary conservation in the greater Virunga landscape: Its importance for landscape species
WCS Fact Sheet on Strengthening Protected Area Management 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?
Why South-east Asia should be the world's priority for averting imminent species extinctions, and a call to join a developing cross-institutional programme to tackle this urgent issue
Wildlife decline and social conflict

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Key Staff

Dale Miquelle
Director, Russia
Saw Htun
Country Program Director
Madhu Rao
Senior Advisor and Representative of WCS in Singapore
Oscar Loayza
Deputy Director, Greater Madidi-Tambopata Landscape Conservation Program
Rob Tizard
Senior Technical Advisor
Deo Kujirakwinja
Director Eastern DRC Projects, DR Congo
Stacy Jupiter
Director Melanesia Program
Alexa Montefiore
Senior Program Manager, Americas
Anak Pattanavibool
Country Program Director, Thailand
Andriamandimbisoa Razafimpahanana
REBIOMA Project and Information System Management Coordinator
Caleb McClennen
Vice President, Global Conservation, Global Conservation
David S. Wilkie
Director, Conservation Measures
Elizabeth Bennett
Vice President, Species Conservation, Species
Emma J Stokes
Regional Advisor and Conservation Scientist
Inaoyom Sunday Imong
Director, Cross River Landscape
James Watson
Director, Science and Research Initiative
John Gwilym Robinson
Executive Vice President, Conservation & Science
Joseph Walston
Vice President, Field Conservation Programs
Julie Kunen
Regional Executive Director, LACP
Kathryn Mathias
Conservation Trust Investment Survey Project Manager
Ray Victurine
Director, Business & Conservation Initiative
Ruth Starkey
Technical Advisor, Tanzania
Simon Hedges
Asian Elephant Coordinator & Ivory Trade Policy Analyst
Susan Lieberman
Vice-President, International Policy
Susan Tressler
Vice President, Program Development