Governance and Ecosystems Management for the Conservation of Biodiversity (GEM-CON-BIO)

Type of practice:

Conservation scientists, national governments, and international conservation groups seek to devise, and implement, governance strategies that mitigate human impact on the environment. Towards this end, an assessment of the performance of different systems of governance in achieving successful conservation outcomes is of utmost importance. In the GEM-CON-BIO project we used a newly-developed analytic framework to conduct analyses of a suite of case studies, linking different governance strategies to standardized scores for delivering ecosystem services, achieving sustainable use of natural resources, and conserving biodiversity, at both local and international levels.


R. E. Kenward et al, Identifying governance strategies that effectively support ecosystem services, resource sustainability, and biodiversity. PNAS, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1007933108

Company organisation which conducted the project

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Tero Ltd

Client/Sponsor of the project

European Commission, DG Research (6th Framework Programme for Research)

Year of IA Practice:

2006 to 2008