The assessment of how well the protected area is being managed - primarily the extent to which it is protecting values and achieving goals and objectives (Hockings et al., 2006, p.xiii)"
Protected Areas Management Effectiveness Methodologies
Several methodologies have been developed to evaluate the management effectiveness of protected areas. So far, the Global Study has assembled and analysed information from more than 40 different methodologies that have been applied in more than 100 countries. These methodologies are listed in the table below. For more information on each methodology, and to download the methodology itself, click on the Methodology name in the table. For information on where each methodology has been applied, go to the Management Effectiveness database.