A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species

Novoa Ana, Shackleton Ross, Canavan Susan, Cybele Cathleen, Davies Sarah J., Dehnen-Schmutz Katharina, Fried Jana, Gaertner Mirijam, Geerts Sjirk, Griffiths Charles L., Kaplan Haylee, Kumschick Sabrina, Le Maitre David C., Measey G. John, Nunes Ana L., Richardson David M., Robinson Tamara B., Touza Julia, Wilson John R. U.. 2018. A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species. Journal of Environmental Management, 205 : pp. 286-297.

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Abstract : Alien species can have major ecological and socioeconomic impacts in their novel ranges and so effective management actions are needed. However, management can be contentious and create conflicts, especially when stakeholders who benefit from alien species are different from those who incur costs. Such conflicts of interests mean that management strategies can often not be implemented. There is, therefore, increasing interest in engaging stakeholders affected by alien species or by their management. Through a facilitated workshop and consultation process including academics and managers working on a variety of organisms and in different areas (urban and rural) and ecosystems (terrestrial and aquatic), we developed a framework for engaging stakeholders in the management of alien species. The proposed framework for stakeholder engagement consists of 12 steps: (1) identify stakeholders; (2) select key stakeholders for engagement; (3) explore key stakeholders' perceptions and develop initial aims for management; (4) engage key stakeholders in the development of a draft management strategy; (5) re-explore key stakeholders' perceptions and revise the aims of the strategy; (6) co-design general aims, management objectives and time frames with key stakeholders; (7) co-design a management strategy; (8) facilitate stakeholders' ownership of the strategy and adapt as required; and (9) implement the strategy and monitor management actions to evaluate the need for additional or future actions. In case additional management is needed after these actions take place, some extra steps should be taken: (10) identify any new stakeholders, benefits, and costs; (11) monitor engagement; and (12) revise management strategy. Overall, we believe that our framework provides an effective approach to minimize the impact of conflicts created by alien species management. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Biodiversité, Espèce introduite, Compétition biologique, Impact sur l'environnement, Utilisation des terres, Conservation des ressources, Organisme indigène, gestion des ressources naturelles, approches participatives

Mots-clés complémentaires : Acteur économique

Mots-clés libres : Biological invasion, Conflicts of interests, Invasive species management, Perceptions, Stakeholder ownership, Environmental management

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
F40 - Plant ecology
L20 - Animal ecology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Agence(s) de financement européenne(s) : European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Novoa Ana, Stellenbosch University (ZAF) - auteur correspondant
  • Shackleton Ross, Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Canavan Susan, Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Cybele Cathleen, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR PVBMT (REU)
  • Davies Sarah J., Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Dehnen-Schmutz Katharina, Coventry University (GBR)
  • Fried Jana, Coventry University (GBR)
  • Gaertner Mirijam, Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Geerts Sjirk, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (ZAF)
  • Griffiths Charles L., UCT (ZAF)
  • Kaplan Haylee, Kirstenbosch Research Centre (ZAF)
  • Kumschick Sabrina, Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Le Maitre David C., Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (ZAF)
  • Measey G. John, Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Nunes Ana L., Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Richardson David M., Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Robinson Tamara B., Stellenbosch University (ZAF)
  • Touza Julia, University of York (GBR)
  • Wilson John R. U., Kirstenbosch Research Centre (ZAF)

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