Special Issue: Network Governance and Large Landscape Conservation

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Apr 04, 2016
The "Large-scale Natural Resource Conservation & Restoration: Issues of Governance" working group


This Special Issue explores the application of network governance to large landscape conservation. The articles detail challenges and opportunities with this approach. We offer the following recommendations for practitioners, policy makers, and scholars: (1) focus, refine, and expand the concept of governance to inform analysis of social–ecological systems; (2) cultivate network leaders who create opportunities for transformative collaboration around shared problems; (3) reflect on the nature of network successes and strategies for evaluating outcomes; (4) understand governance processes and practices at multiple scales and their mechanisms for engaging communities and other stakeholders in multi-level decision making; and (5) recognize that networks are susceptible to the differences in power, influence, and resources among network participants, and plan and act accordingly.

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