oa Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science - The development and application of strategic adaptive management within South African National Parks : editorial
|Article Title||The development and application of strategic adaptive management within South African National Parks : editorial|
|Journal||Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science|
|Affiliations||1 South African National Parks, 2 South African National Parks, 3 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and 4 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||1 - 5|
Adaptive management is an appealing approach to deal with inherent uncertainty in complex and interactive social-ecological systems (Holling 2001; Rogers 2003). In short, adaptive management is about learning-by-doing in a scientific way, adapting behaviour and overall direction as new information becomes available. It provides a structured way for improving our incomplete understanding through an iterative process of setting objectives, implementing policy decisions and evaluating the implications of their outcomes for future decision making.
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