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Spinifex Healthy Country Plan Review

In the southeastern corner of Western Australia, the Spinifex Rangers have reviewed their progress and overall plan for the third time, adjusting of the objectives, indicators, and activities contained in the plan as needed. Developed in 2015, the Spinifex Healthy…

Using results chains to foster understanding

Ever wonder what happens in the intertidal zone – that area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide? As it turns out, lots happens! And lots of people use and benefit directly or indirectly…

Gondwana Link: lessons learnt from a global biodiversity hotspot

Bush Heritage Australia has been involved in the Gondwana Link connectivity project in the south west Western Australian biodiversity hotspot for 14 years. Over this time the management plan has cycled through a major adaptation based on implementation results. This…

Adaptive management on Cascade Head Preserve and CAP for Salmon River Watershed

Rooted in the TNC’s Cascade Head Preserve, this case study features adaptive management using ground based research for the Oregon silverspot butterfly, that later grew to encompass diverse stakeholders for conservation management of the Salmon River watershed.  See the Miradi…

Full-cycle adaptive management in Australia’s arid rangelands

Boolcoomatta is a conservation reserve that has been managed by Bush Heritage Australia for 10 years, during which time the management plan has cycled through three major adaptations based on analysis of implementation and results. Highly commended in the Case…

20 Years and Counting: Adaptive Management of Chimpanzee Habitats in the Greater Gombe Ecosystem, Tanzania

This case study was winner of the 2016 Adaptive Management Case Study competition as it amply demonstrated the power of the Open Standards in refocusing effort according to evidence, the use of participatory spatial planning and for delivering results on…

Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan mid-term evaluation

In 2015 a mid-term evaluation of the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan noted after only five years, measurable progress on several key strategies of the plan, including “right way fire”, which has carbon reduction, ecological and cultural benefits.  Equally impressive…