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TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION >> Key steps
Guiding the process of transboundary conservation

Common stages of a transboundary conservation process are shown in the following table. Elaboration of a transboundary conservation process, from the initial stages through management and governance and including monitoring, is available in ‘Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach’ (Vasilijević et al., 2015).

WCPA’s Framework

CONTEXT AND PLANNING

INPUTS AND PROCESSES

OUTPUTS AND OUTCOMES

Stages

DIAGNOSE

DESIGN

TAKE ACTION

EVALUATE

Goals

Determine the need for transboundary conservation

Match the process to the situation

Secure resources

and implement actions

 

Learn and adapt

 

Step 1

Identify if there is a  compelling reason to act

Determine who should lead the effort

Assess the capacity to implement plans 

Assess progress and outcomes

Step 2

Determine if there is a constituency for change

Mobilize and engage the right people

Develop an action plan

 

Determine if there is a need to continue

Step 3

Estimate the scope of the issue

Define the geographic extent

Secure financial sustainability

Adapt the management and action plans

Step 4

Estimate the capacity to work across boundaries

Negotiate a joint vision and develop management objectives

Implement the plans

 

Communicate progress

Source: Vasilijević et al. (2015); Adapted from (McKinney and Johnson (2009)