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Methodology for Assessment of priorities for international species conservation (MAPISCo) - WC1017

To develop and apply a methodology for identifying a selection of species for which targeted conservation action by the UK Government would have the broadest consequential benefits for other species (or taxa), habitats, wider ecosystems, and ecosystem services.
The project’s overarching objective is to identify a small number of priority species (or taxa) which could be a focus for UK efforts to influence relevant species-oriented MEAs, investments and conservation initiatives. In doing so it will:

• Develop and test a methodology for identifying UK priorities for species conservation;

• Draw up lists of potential UK priorities for species conservation at (i) a global scale and (ii) for UK Overseas Territories;

• Assess the policy and management tools relevant to the identified priority species which are expected to be the most cost-effective in delivering broader conservation benefits;

• Demonstrate how action to conserve the identified priority species will contribute to the delivery of the Aichi targets; and,

• Identify potential opportunities (including capacity building opportunities) in the range countries of the species identified that will assist in securing the long-term sustainability of any UK-backed interventions
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : MAPISCo Final Report   (1866k)
• OTH - Other : Appendix 5 MAPISCo Conservation Actions Report Final   (1815k)
• OTH - Other : MAPISCo Appendices   (2032k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2013

Cost: £139,501
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Newcastle University
Nature conservation