Thursday, April 18, 2013
PUBLICATION: SCAPES Natural Resource Governance Guide
The Sustainable Conservation Approaches in Priority Ecosystems (SCAPES) learning initiative has produced a Natural Resource Governance Guide:
A product of the SCAPES learning initative, this guide, which has been tested in four landscapes, provides one approach to identifying the most important groups with rights to manage natural resources within a landscape or seascape, characterizing a small set of factors believed to be essential elements of good natural resource governance, and assessing the governance strengths and weaknesses of each group with influence over the management of natural resources within a landscape or seascape. The guide describes an approach and data collection tool that together constitute a relatively simple, low-cost, expert opinion-based, method for assessing governance strengths and weaknesses and changes in these over time.