A guide for managing community involvement in threatened species recovery
Governments and natural resource managers have responsibility for managing threatened species and their recovery, but they cannot do it alone. The role of the community - including land managers such as farmers, and active members of the public - is vital in turning the tide in threatened species conservation.
This online guide provides assistance for threatened species managers at state, regional and local government levels in New South Wales in including the community in the recovery of threatened species. It emphasises that long-term threatened species conservation must last beyond the life of individual projects and become part of everyday business.
Using existing resources and practical examples from past projects, the guide provides:
- direction and tips for planning activities and engaging the community from the beginning
- recommendations on how to involve the community in developing, monitoring and evaluating threatened species recovery projects
- practical advice, models and strategies to help managers create longer-term community understanding of threatened species and their recovery
- suggestions on how to engage Aboriginal communities
- information on financial and non-financial incentives for community involvement
- assistance in building partnerships and a sense of community ownership
- checklists and other tools to assist involvement.
The guide will also be useful for other organisations or groups wishing to involve the community in threatened species recovery work.
Page last updated: 28 February 2011