Planning units.

Planning units.

Planning units. Planning units are the building blocks of any conservation or zoning plan. They convert the world into smaller more manageable pieces that can be treated separately from one another, similar to a jigsaw puzzle. Each planning unit contains information...
Planning units.

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...
Planning units.

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...
Planning units.

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...
Planning units.

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...
Planning units.

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...
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