publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Conservation planning for a widespread, threatened species: WWF and the African elephant Loxodonta africana

Peter J. Stephenson; Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Apr 2010
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>In a case study of conservation planning by a conservation organization working at a continental scale we examine how WWF identified and prioritized its African elephant <jats:italic>Loxodonta africana</jats:italic> conservation activities. We (1) review lessons learnt from previous work, (2) identify priority landscapes using biological criteria (e.g. population size and viability) and institutional criteria (e.g. feasibility, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of WWF interventions), and (3) conduct a threat analysis and review of national and subregional action plans. We suggest that species action plans should use p...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Wildlife conservation, Sustainability, African elephant, biology.animal, biology, Action plan, Environmental protection, Flagship species, Public policy, Endangered species, Environmental planning, Threatened species
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