- Interesting articles/publications – assorted topics
- Selected presentations and videos
- Recommended reference books, guidelines & standards
- Useful websites & online resources/tool kits
The items below have been nominated by or through our Community of Practice reference panel. If you’d like to recommend a publication that has significantly informed, influenced or assisted your understanding, practice or perspectives on protected areas management, please send email with your suggestion.
1. Interesting articles/publications – assorted topics
Indigenous/cross-cultural protected areas planning and management (in Australia)
- Conservation planning in a cross-cultural context: the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Project in the Kimberley, Western Australia Ecological Management & Restoration Vol 13 No1 pp1-9, January 2012. Authors: Heather Moorcroft, Emma Ignjic, Stuart Cowell, John Goonack, Sylvester Mangolomara, Janet Oobagoome, Regina Karadada, Dianna Williams and Neil Waina.
- Conservation planning and Indigenous governance in Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas Restoration Ecology Vol 24, No. 5 pp 692-697, 2016. Authors: Lee Godden and Stuart Cowell.
- The Uunguu Monitoring and Evaluation Committee: Intercultural Governance of a Land and Sea Management Programme in the Kimberley, Australia Ecological Management & Restoration Vol 18 No.2 pp125-133, May 2017. Authors: Beau J Austin, Tom Vigilante, Stuart Cowell, Ian M Dutton, Dorothy Djanghara, Scholastica Mangolomara, Bernard Puermora, Albert Bundamurra and Zerika Clement.
- Ngootyoong Gunditj Ngootyoong Mara South West Management Plan, May 2015, Parks Victoria, , Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.
- How to give your boss feedback: seven keys to doing it well – Patrick Leddin (Associate Professor, Practice of Managerial Studies, Vanderbilt University USA)
- Managing Consultants. A Practical Guide for Busy Public Sector Managers. Author: Leo Dobes. Australian National University Press and The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANSOG), November 2006.
- Vision for Nature. Young people’s vision for the natural world in 2050. Published by A Focus on Nature (the UK’s youth nature network).
- Refining the Definition of Wilderness. Safeguarding the experiential and ecological values of remote natural land. Hawes, M, Dixon, G & Bell, C 2018, Bob Brown Foundation Inc., Hobart, Australia. Available for download free-of-charge at https://tnpa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/RefiningWilderness.pdf
World Heritage management
- World Heritage Connect newsletter (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Australia). ‘The World Heritage Connect newsletter is a national publication that provides a platform to share ideas, experiences and events happening in Australia’s 19 World Heritage listed places.’
- Banning fishing has helped part of the Great Barrier Reef recover from damage
2. Selected presentations and videos
- The Art of Healing the Earth – This 45 minute seminar shows the impressive results achieved through a large-scale landscape restoration project undertaken with the local community in the Loess Plateau of China. By John D. Liu of Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO).
- Discover Gondwana – This 60-second video aims to promote the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area. The video was developed by the New South Wales (Australia) Parks and Wildlife Service in response to community requests for on-line material. The video is part of a package that includes an image library, an e-brochure and suggested social meida posts to help inspire visits and guide visitation to this special place. If you are interested in the package or would like further information, contact the World Heritage Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Science for a healthy NSW environment (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage). This video explains how the Science Division of the New South Wales state government (Australia) is partnering with others to reduce pollution and achieve a healthier environment.
3. Recommended reference books, guidelines and standards
- Conservation Planning. Informed decisions for a healthier planet. Authors: Craig R. Goves and Edward T. Game. Roberts and Company Publishers, 2016. For more information go to https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Conservation_Planning_Informed_Decisions.html?id=iSvOoQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
- IUCN Green List Standard. The IUCN Green List Standard describes a set of components, criteria and indicators for successful conservation in protected areas. The purpose of the standard is “to encourage protected and conserved areas to measure, improve and maintain their performance through globally consistent criteria that benchmark good governance, sound design and planning, effective management, and successful conservation outcomes”. Part 1 presents the Global Standard; Part 2 outlines generic indicators and sample means of verification, and Part 3 provides guidance for components and criteria.
- IUCN Protected Area Management and Governance. Authors: Graeme L. Worboys, Michael Lockwood, Ashish Kothari, Sue Feary and Ian Pulsford. Australian National University Press, April 2015. Available for download online at http://press.anu.edu.au/publications/protected-area-governance-and-management
4. Useful websites, online & digital resources/toolkits
- Appleton, Michael R, 2016, A global register of competencies for protected area practitioners. IUCN, Gland
- Coalition WILD Toolkits: https://coalitionwild.org/resources/toolkits/. Tools and resources to help ordinary people create extraordinary changes and meaningful impact.
- Conservation Coaches Network: http://www.ccnetglobal.com/
Conservation Coaches Network Australia: https://sites.google.com/site/ccnetaustralia/home
- Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network. NatureServe. http://www.natureserve.org/conservation-tools/ecosystem-based-management-tools-network. The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network, co-coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org, is a source of information and training for planning and management tools for coastal-marine ecosystem based management, marine protected area, and marine spatial planning, and integrated land-sea planning. Its mission is to promote healthy ecosystems and communities by increasing the knowledge and capacity of coastal-marine practitioners to apply tools that help incorporate ecosystem-based thinking into management decisions.
- Ensuring conservation of World Heritage marine sites. UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme. http://whc.unesco.org/en/marine-programme/
- Managing World Heritage in Australia. An online framework guide to best practice World Heritage management. Australian Government – Department of the Environment and Energy. http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/about/world/management-australias-world-heritage-listed/managing-world-heritage-australia
- PANORAMA Solutions for a healthy planet: PANORAMA is a partnership initiative to find and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics. It is implemented jointly by GIZ, IUCN, UN Environment, GRID-Arendal and Rare, with IUCN and GIZ in a leading and coordinating role.