Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas
Thomas, Lee ; Middleton, Julie IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas ; University of Cardiff, Department of City and Regional Planning
Series: Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series ; no.010
Management Plan is a document which sets out the management approach and goals, together with a framework for decision making, to apply in a specific protected area over a given period of time. Critical to the plan is the widest possible consultation with stakeholders and the development of objectives that can be agreed and adhered to by all who have an interest in the use and ongoing survival of the area concerned. These Guidelines, based on global best practice drawn from many areas around the world, represent a working framework for protected area planners to consider and adapt to their needs and circumstances.