Integrated land-sea conservation planning case studies

Spatial management, including setting aside conservation areas, is central to curbing the global decline of biodiversity, but many threats originate from beyond the boundaries of conservation areas. This is a particular problem in marine systems, which are influenced by many activities on land. In addition, connections between land and sea support many species and ecological processes valued for conservation. Integrated land-sea conservation planning incorporates ecological connections between land and sea and seeks to limit land-based threats to coastal-marine ecosystems, while achieving conservation objectives on the land. We reviewed 25 case studies that followed a land-sea planning approach, including considerations of land-sea processes (natural flows occurring between realms), cross-system threats (threats originating in one realm and affecting another), and socioeconomic interactions associated with management decisions to maintain or restore land-sea processes and to prevent or mitigate cross-system threats. This dataset summarizes selected elements of land-sea planning case studies.

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  • Description

    Spatial management, including setting aside conservation areas, is central to curbing the global decline of biodiversity, but many threats originate from beyond the boundaries of conservation areas. This is a particular problem in marine systems, which are influenced by many activities on land. In addition, connections between land and sea support many species and ecological processes valued for conservation. Integrated land-sea conservation planning incorporates ecological connections between land and sea and seeks to limit land-based threats to coastal-marine ecosystems, while achieving conservation objectives on the land. We reviewed 25 case studies that followed a land-sea planning approach, including considerations of land-sea processes (natural flows occurring between realms), cross-system threats (threats originating in one realm and affecting another), and socioeconomic interactions associated with management decisions to maintain or restore land-sea processes and to prevent or mitigate cross-system threats. This dataset summarizes selected elements of land-sea planning case studies.

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    • Descriptor

      This dataset summarizes selected elements of land-sea planning case studies, including information about: planning domain, planning units, stakeholder involvement, conservation context, set goals (objectives), conservation features considered, treatment of land-sea processes, cross-system threats, ecosystem services and climate change, use of decision support tools, process followed to develop conservation alternatives, scheduling of actions/areas, and activities related to mainstreaming, implementation and monitoring. The dataset comprises non-spatial information regarding the reviewed case studies: Case studies: includes summary table with information about the 25 land-sea planning exercises, including information about the overall prioritization approach and methods followed by planners (Excel Spreadsheet), as well as supporting documentation underlying the review (PDF format).

    • Descriptor type Full
    • Descriptor

      This dataset is associated with the following publication: Álvarez-Romero, J. G., R. L. Pressey, N. C. Ban, K. Vance-Borland, C. Willer, C. J. Klein, S. D. Gaines. 2011. Integrated land-sea conservation planning: the missing links. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 42:381-409.

    • Descriptor type Note
  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • biodiversity conservation
    • Marxan
    • MPA
    • multi-objective planning
    • protected area
    • systematic conservation planning
    • terrestrial conservation
    • water quality
    • cross-system threat
    • integrated cross-realm planning
    • integrated land-sea conservation planning
    • integrated land-sea planning
    • land-based pollution
    • marine conservation
    • marine spatial planning
    • marine protected area
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  • Funding source
  • Research grant(s)/Scheme name(s)
    • -
  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity
    SEO Codes
    • 960902 - Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
    • 960903 - Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
    Specify spatial or temporal setting of the data
    Temporal (time) coverage
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Time Period Current
    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    • Dataset includes studies from across the world
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    Physical Location Room 124, Building DB-019, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia; GD6QF2S\datasets\001_JORGE
    URL https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/pGauowJWLckCOfi
    The Data Manager is: Jorge Alvarez Romero
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Open: free access under license
  • Alternative access conditions
  • Data record size 25 case studies
    Citation Alvarez Romero, Jorge (2016): Integrated land-sea conservation planning case studies. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/56A1BFFB48581