Management Success

Green heron

(Butorides virescens)

Photo credit: © Hans Smulders

Project Goal: To provide detailed information on the successes and challenges of each park in the Dutch Caribbean, including the external environment (context), issues and threats and the park operational management.

In order to effectively represent and fundraise on behalf of the islands, DCNA must be able to showcase their successes.  It was for this reason DCNA developed a detailed data collection and analysis system, based on the IUCN ‘management effectiveness framework’.

A desired outcome of the Management Success project is develop a procedure that allows for consistent data collection between the years to accurately measure the effectiveness of implemented policies and practices.

 “The efficient and orderly use of human and material resources on a planned basis directed to achieve management objectives”(Deshler, W.O. 1982)

This project will continue to develop criteria for defining effective management within an adaptive management framework where successes can be judged against clearly defined goals and objectives for each of the protected areas.

After a 2 year hiatus, this project has been reinstated in 2020.


Ruby-topaz hummingbird

(Chrysolampis mosquitus)

Photo credit: © Hans Smulders

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