Thresholding.

Thresholding.

Thresholding. Refers to what percentage of a planning unit must be covered by a protected area (in this case), to be considered “protected”.  In the below example, the threshold is set at...
Thresholding.

Locking planning units in or out.

Locking planning units in or out. Manually including or excluding individual planning units is useful where a real-world issue affects where new protected areas or conservation actions can be designated. For example, if you know that a particular group of planning...
Thresholding.

Stratification.

Stratification. Sometimes we want to stratify (break-up, arrange, or classify) features by spatial units or even other features, for example, ecosystems or local administration units. Take this Giant Anteater. Its range is across three different ecosystems. If we...
Thresholding.

Gap Analysis.

Gap Analysis. A gap analysis is a traditional planning evaluation based on the assessment of existing or proposed protected-area networks. The analysis identifies critical gaps in coverage (Scott et al. 1993) in order to highlight biodiversity that may not be...
Thresholding.

Costs.

Costs. In conservation planning, cost data may reflect any variety of socioeconomic factors, which if minimized, might help the conservation plan be implemented more effectively and reduce conflicts with other uses. Following are some examples of different definitions...
Thresholding.

Targets and target setting.

Targets and target setting. In conservation planning targets are the minimum quantity or proportion of the feature (important habitats, species, processes, activities, and discrete areas that you want to consider in your planning process) in the planning region to be...