Managing effectiveness: the credo of Dr. Marc Hockings, 2008 Kenton Miller Awardee
23 October 2008 | News story
Recognition has been made this year to an Australian professor from
During the World Conservation Congress held in
Through the screening of a short footage on his tremendous efforts towards more effective nature conservation, many actors of the PA management could testify of Marc’s dedication to develop a disciplined approach to management effectiveness evaluation of PAs. He was foremost in making “management effectiveness” a key strategic direction in PA policy world wide. His innovative Framework for Evaluating Management Effectiveness in PAs not only develops methods for park managers to evaluate if actions are really achieving conservation goals but also empowers the ranger staff to actively participate in the evaluation and gain significant feedback from the outcomes . This evaluation is therefore carefully targeted to be relevant to on-ground management. Hence, this tool has already been adopted on an unprecedented scale by many organizations such as IUCN, WWF, the World Bank, CBD, UNESCO etc…
The success of this innovative instrument is dazzling and its future effective practice very promising.
The Kenton R. Miller Award recognizes annually individuals who have clearly demonstrated innovation in relation to protected areas. Specifically, it recognizes persons who have developed and applied innovative policies, scientific knowledge, technologies, field practice or governance that hold promise to significantly increase the potential for sustainability of protected areas with demonstrable impact at local, national, or international levels.
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