Methodologies

Protected Areas Management Effectiveness Methodologies

Several methodologies have been developed to evaluate the management effectiveness of protected areas. So far, the Global Study has assembled and analysed information from more than 40 different methodologies that have been applied in more than 100 countries. These methodologies are listed in the table below. For more information on each methodology, and to download the methodology itself, click on the Methodology name in the table. For information on where each methodology has been applied, go to the Management Effectiveness database.


Abbreviation1Methodology nameOrganisation/Affiliation
RAPPAMRapid Assessment and Prioritisation of Protected Area ManagementWWF
Tracking toolManagement Effectiveness Tracking ToolWorld Bank/WWF Alliance
EOHEnhancing our HeritageUNESCO/IUCN/UNF
AEMAPPSAEMAPPS: MEE with Social Participation - ColombiaParques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia/ WWF Colombia
Brazil 1999Degree of Implementation and the Vulnerability of Brazilian Federal Conservation AreasWWF Brazil with IBAMA
TNC CAPConservation Action PlanningTNC
Catalonia MEECatalonia MEEInstitucio Catalana d'Historia Natural
How is Your MPA DoingHow is Your MPA DoingNOAA/ National Ocean Service/ IUCN WCPA Marine/ WWF
MARIPA-GMonitoring and Assessment with Relevant Indicators of Protected Areas of the Guianas (MARIPA-G)WWF Guianas
Belize MEEBelize National Report on Management EffectivenessForest Department Belize
Ecuador MEEEcuador MEE: Indicadores para el Monitoreo y Evaluacion del Manejo de la Areas Naturales Protegidas del EcuadorMinistry of Environment
Finland MEEManagement Effectiveness Study - FinlandMetsahallitus
Galapagos MEEManual para la evaluacion de la Eficiencia de Manejo del Parque Nacional Galapagos. SPNGSPNG
MEE IndianMEE IndianIIPA/ Centre for equity studies
Peru MEEPeru MEEINRENA
Tasmanian WHATasmanian World Heritage MEETasmanian PWS
MEMSMetodologia de Evaluacion de Efectividad de Manejo (MEMS) del SNAP de BoliviaSERNAP
Mesoamerica MPARapid Evaluation of Management Effectiveness in Marine Protected Areas in MesoamericaMBRS/ PROARCA/ CAPAS
NSW SOPNSW State of ParksNSW DEC
OthersOther reports: Brief summaries
Padovan 2002Padovan 2002IPEMA
Parks profilesParks profilesParkswatch
PROARCA/ CAPASPROARCA/ CAPAS scorecard evaluationPROARCA/ CAPAS
Qld Park IntegrityQld Park Integrity assessmentQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Scenery matrixScenery matrixForestry institute (IF-SP)
Mexico SIMECMexican System of Information, Monitoring and Evaluation for ConservationNational Commission of Protected Areas of Mexico (CONANP)
PIP Site consolidationTNC Parks in Peril Site Consolidation ScorecardTNC/ USAID
ValdivianaValdiviana Ecoregion ArgentinaWWF
Venezuela VisionVenezuela VisionDGSPN - INPARQUES
Victorian SOPVictorian State of ParksParks Victoria
WWF/ CATIEWWF/ CATIE Evaluation MethodologyWWF/ CATIE
Marine tracking toolWWF - World Bank MPA score cardWWF - World Bank
PAN ParksPAN ParksPAN Parks Foundation
MEVAPMonitoring and Evaluation of Protected AreasC.U.R.S.A (University Consortium for Socioeconomic and Environmental Research)
West Indian Ocean MPAWest Indian Ocean WorkbookWest Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
Egyptian Site-level AssessmentManagement Effectiveness Evaluations of Egypt National ParksNature Conservation Sector (NCS), Egyptian Environmental Affairs
Africa rainforest studyAfrica rainforest studyAcademic/ WCS
AlderMarine Protected Area Evaluation Model (Alder)
Central African RepublicCentral African RepublicAcademic/ WWF
CI METTConservation International Management Effectiveness Tracking ToolConservation International
Fraser Island WHAFraser Island Word Heritage AreaHockings
Korea METTKorea survey on protected area management statusKorea Parks Service
MEE - CongoMEE - Congo
PA Consolidation indexPA Consolidation indexConservation International
Qld Rapid AssessmentQld Rapid AssessmentQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
USA SOPUS State of ParksNPCA
WARPOWARPOWWF West Africa Regional Program Office
Wetland tracking toolWetland tracking toolWWF
WWF Italy systemWWF Italy systemWWF Italy
MPAME IndonesiaImproving Marine Protected Area Management Effectiveness in IndonesiaTNC Indonesia Marine Program