To identify factors that lead to ineffective and inefficient management of threatened species
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The paper highlights six core areas of threatened species management that require improvement: "1) stakeholder engagement and communication; 2) fostering strong leadership and the development of achievable long-term goals; 3) knowledge of target species' biology and threats, particularly focusing on filling knowledge gaps that impede management, while noting that in many cases there will be a need for conservation management to proceed initially despite knowledge gaps; 4) setting objectives with measurable outcomes; 5) strategic monitoring to evaluate management effectiveness; and 6) greater accountability for species declines and failure to recover species to ensure timely action and guard against complacency."
Scheele B. C., Legge S., Armstrong D. P. et al. (2018) How to improve threatened species management: An Australian perspective. J. Environ. Manage. 223, 668-675