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IUCN GUIDELINES #10

Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas

1Management Planning is an essential step towards ensuring the proper management of protected areas. In past years, management planning was typically undertaken by a group of planning experts who were instructed by their organization to research the relevant information, interpret it and devise the best possible plan based on their professional experience. Indeed some planners may never have visited the site.

Enironments, with higher levels of tourism and protected area resource use, it is not possible to continue in this way. Critical to the planning of protected areas 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.

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