Assessing the internal consistency of management plans for the recovery of threatened species
Periodo de realización: 2017/06/01 al 2017/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: Australia
Resumen: "Recovery planning is an important global conservation strategy for threatened species. Despite the existence of international standards for recovery planning, deficiencies and anomalies have been detected in several jurisdictions. This study evaluated the quality of recovery plans based on internal consistency as a measurement of coherent planning. We analyzed 236 plans developed by the Australian Government (1992–2006) using three criteria: (a) consistency of gaps in scientific information with prescribed research actions, (b) consistency of identified threats with prescribed threat abatement actions and (c) consistency of established plan objectives with performance evaluation criteria. These criteria were aggregated in order to calculate an index of plan consistency. We tested two hypotheses: (1) plans made for single-species would exhibit better consistency than those for multi-species"