Assessing the effectiveness of biodiversity management



We have assessed components of management effectiveness in relation to each of the pressures on biodiversity identified in Section 3 (see Assessment summary 8.3). Managing these pressures separately is highly undesirable, because they are driven by similar factors and they interact with one another in complex ways. This is taken into account in the assessment summary by considering whether the policies and plans in place are achieving desired outcomes. The large number of half-circles in the two right-hand columns indicate the low consensus among other experts—there has rarely been full consensus on the exact grade, although there was usually consensus on whether the situation is at the effective or ineffective end of the scale.

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