Multi-actor decision workshop

UQld, August 2011

In recent decades significant advances have been made in systematic approaches for deciding how to allocate scarce conservation resources, but these approaches generally assume that there is only a single decision maker present. In the real world, however, it is almost never the case that conservation decisions are made and implemented by a single organisation or individual. Even in cases where decisions are made by a single organisation, these are rarely made in isolation of the actions of other organisations or individuals. For example, decisions about how and when to control weeds on private lands are made by multiple individual landholders, the conservation of threatened species is often conducted by multiple NGOs, and the conservation of wide ranging species can depend on decisions made across multiple countries.

The presence of multiple actors in the conservation decision making arena can introduce both opportunities and constraints, but we currently lack a clear understanding about how this is drives conservation priorities and effectiveness. To explore this issue a CEED workshop on conservation by multiple actors was run at the University of Queensland in August last year…





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