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Approaches used to evaluate the social impacts of protected areas

Protected areas are a key strategy in conserving biodiversity, and there is a pressing need to evaluate their social impacts. Though the social impacts of development interventions are widely assessed, the conservation literature is limited and methodological guidance is lacking. Using a systematic literature search, which found 95 relevant studies, the authors assessed the methods used to evaluate the social impacts of protected areas. Mixed methods were used by more than half of the studies.

Mainstreaming biodiversity into sectoral and cross-sectoral strategies, plans and programmes

This module provides an overview of mainstreaming and its importance for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and gives practical guidance on how to approach this important task. 

Biodiversity Planning for States, Provinces, Cities and Other Local Authorities: How to Develop a Sub-National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

This Module discusses the role that states, provinces, cities and other local authorities and subnational entities play in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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