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Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning

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Adams, VM ORCID: 0000-0002-3509-7901, Douglas, MM, Jackson, SE, Scheepers, K, Kool, JT and Setterfield, SA 2018 , 'Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning' , Conservation Letter, vol. 11, no. 4 , pp. 1-13 , doi: 10.1111/conl.12441.

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Abstract

Invasive alien species are a major driver of global biodiversity loss. Constrained conservationbudgets demand that threat abatement strategies take into account the heterogeneity of areas in need of protection, such as significant ecological and cultural sites, as well as the competing values, preferences, and objectives of stakeholders. We used strategic foresight to assess the threat that invasive alien grasses pose to environmental and Indigenous cultural values on the floodplains of a comanaged, World Heritage-inscribed national park. We found strategic foresight to be a useful framework to set management priorities that simultaneously conserve biological and cultural diversity. However, it required the development and application of novel ecological and participatory tools and significant time, financial, and human resources. This was the first study to apply strategic foresight to weed management planning in a realistic, culturally complex setting and our work provides an exemplar for the application of the strategic foresight framework and our tools to other contexts.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Adams, VM and Douglas, MM and Jackson, SE and Scheepers, K and Kool, JT and Setterfield, SA
Keywords: strategic foresight, Kakadu National Park, invasive species management, cultural values, dynamic planning, management strategy, protected areas, scenario planning
Journal or Publication Title: Conservation Letter
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1755-263X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/conl.12441
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Copyright 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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