How Programs Like chance.natur Can Foster Success Factors for Nature Conservation
Erfolgsfaktoren im Naturschutz und ihre Förderung durch Programme am Beispiel chance.natur
Authors: Hubo, Christiane; Krott, Max
Source: GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, Volume 21, Number 2, June 2012 , pp. 135-142(8)
Publisher: oekom verlag
Abstract:The successful implementation of conservation projects depends on both effective ecological solutions and favorable political factors. The question is, whether programs like chance.natur, the German national program on large-scale conservation, foster such success factors within projects. In analyzing 13 success factors, this paper identifies ten that are strengthened by the program, and three that are not yet activated. Main success factors are strong actors, professional networks, advocates, active management of a project's political environment, and financial and labor resources. Analyzing success factors indicates not only how a program effects the implemen tation of projects, it can also be used for the future optimization of nature conservation programs and their design. The research results prove the relevance of the transdisciplinary exchange between science and practice, which has been going on for the last 14 years.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-06-01
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