New LIFE publication emphasises the importance of thinking outside the box when it comes to stakeholder engagement
Effective conservation means working with a variety of different stakeholder and going beyond traditional stakeholders such as farmers, fishers and foresters to work with society as a whole. The latest LIFE Nature Focus publication ‘LIFE and new partnerships for nature conservation’ looks at the importance of such partnership for the management of the Natura 2000 network.
The publication provides an introduction to the breadth of important stakeholder groups not typically associated with nature conservation that LIFE projects have worked with to date, and uncovers the factors that made these projects and the stakeholder partnerships a success.
It also provides suggestions for new ways of collaborating with traditional LIFE project stakeholders; ways that demonstrate how new private initiatives can complement existing public funding mechanisms, be economically sustainable and create jobs.
Download ‘LIFE and new partnerships for nature conservation’ from the LIFE website.
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