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Click on each of the links below to access some key documents related to protected area management.

Management Planning

1. Best Practice in PA Management Planning
2. Guidelines for developing a management plan for CBOS
3. Guidelines for management planning of protected areas IUCN
4. Target-based management planning
5. Managing MPAs a toolkit
6. USFS Guide to protected area management planning in Central Africa
7. Uluru-Kata National Park Management Plan
8. Sacred natural sites guidelines for PA managers
9. Ontario Protected Areas Planning Manual, 2009
10. Ontario Background Information to Protected Area Planning Guide
11. Decision-making model for assessing PA proposals
12. Determining planning and management priorities
13. Agulhas National Park Management Plan
14. Coordinated policy framework governing park management plans

Integrating climate change into protected area management

1. Coral reef resilience and resistance to coral bleaching
2. Establishing resilient marine protected areas
3. Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies
4. No Place to Hide effects of climate change on protected areas
5. Methods and Tools for Assessing the Vulnerability of Forests and People to Climate Change
6. Climate scenarios what we need to know and how to generate them
7. Climate change adaptation planning for park managers
8. Buying time a user's manual to resistance and resilience
9. Voluntary Guidance for States to Incorporate Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans (50MB)
10. Protected Areas: Buffering nature against climate change
11. Parks Australia Climate Change Strategic Overview 2009 - 2014
12. Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Nosy Hara MPA
13. Securing protected areas in the face of global change
14. Working with nature to tackle climate change

Management of threats and restoration

1. Assessing threats in conservation planning and management
2. IUCN CMP threats taxonomy
3. Mapping and assessment of protected areas and broad-scale threats
4. Towards a framework for conducting ecoregional threats assessments
5. Methods and Tools for Assessing the Vulnerability of Forests and People to Climate Change
6. Assessing and managing invasive species in protected areas
7. An ounce of prevention
8. Biodiversity in EIA - SEA
9. A class environmental assessment for provincial parks
10. GIS-based Modeling of Environmental Risk Surfaces (ERS) for Conservation Planning in Jamaica


1. Principles and guidelines for ecological restoration in Canada's protected areas
2. Guidelines for developing and managing ecological restoration projects

Management Effectiveness

1. Evaluating effectiveness Framework
2. METT2 final version-July 2007-English
3. State of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
4. State of Wadi El Rayan Protected Area
5. RAPPAM in English
6. Protected Area Management Effectiveness Quick Guide
7. Manual for the Rapid Evaluation of MPA PAME of Mesoamerica
8. Fathom Five state of the parks report Canada
9. How is your MPA doing
10. Management effectiveness evaluation in PAs a global study
11. Management effectiveness assessment of Egypt's PA system

Monitoring and research

1. Allocating resources between taking action, assessing status, measuring
2. Guidelines for biodiversity assessment and monitoring for PAs
3. Measuring Our Effectiveness WCS technical brief
4. Sourcebook on remote sensing and biodiversity indicators
5. Core concepts in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects
6. Monitoring Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas

7. Research strategy for Ontario Parks


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