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Assessment of current biodiversity management measures

Assessment of current biodiversity management measures

Our research in this area has focused on what works, what does not work and what are the barriers to improvements in biodiversity governance. In particular, we have focused on the perceptions and values in relation to people and biodiversity which underpin different understandings of what are the problems, and consequently what are seen as appropriate governance solutions to improve biodiversity. We have conducted interviews and a workshop with key stakeholders involved on biodiversity governance, including representatives from government agencies, land manager and environmental organisations. Findings indicate that values play a role in relation to determining what to conserve and where and the ways in which to motivate stakeholders to engage in particular land management practices and how to evaluate the different approaches to biodiversity governance.

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SEFARI – Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research InstitutesSEFARI is the collective of six Scottish world-leading Research Institutes working across the spectrum of environment, land, food, agriculture and communities – all topics which affect how we live our lives, in Scotland and beyond.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.