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Use of a Business Excellence Model to Improve Conservation Programs

Black, Simon A., Groombridge, Jim J. (2010) Use of a Business Excellence Model to Improve Conservation Programs. Conservation Biology, 24 (6). pp. 1448-1458. ISSN 0888-8892. (doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01562.x) (KAR id:27501)

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The current shortfall in effectiveness within conservation biology is illustrated by increasing interest

initiatives against actions that lead to proven positive effects. The effectiveness of conservation policies, approaches,

could prove valuable. Typically, conservation programs require years of effort and involve rigorous long-term

goals is often compromised by management or budgetary constraints, a situation also common in commercial

ensure continued success. Various business excellence evaluations have been promoted that include concepts

that shows how scientific processes and results can be aligned with financial and organizational measures of

program, several aspects of improvement were identified, such as more authority for decision making in the

the black-footed ferret program, could have benefited from leadership effort to reduce bureaucracy and to

clarity in goal setting, more-effective identification of job roles within programs, better links between technical

evaluation of a conservation program’s effectiveness and may be used to compare different programs, for

example during reviews of project performance by sponsoring organizations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01562.x
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jim Groombridge
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 16:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:38 UTC
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