Action: Encourage habitat protection of privately-owned land
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects on mammals of encouraging habitat protection of privately-owned land.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this intervention during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore, we have no evidence to indicate whether or not the intervention has any desirable or harmful effects.
Most land is privately-owned by individuals or businesses. Whilst most of this land is not managed for wildlife conservation, some areas are operated as private nature reserves (e.g. Lanhholz 1996), or as part of larger protected areas, including corridors and buffer zones (e.g. Environmental Law Institute 2003, Figgis 2004). On other land, a wide range of individual actions may be taken to promote or conserve wildlife. The effectiveness of these individual actions is covered under those specific interventions. This intervention more generally considers the effectiveness of promoting habitat conservation among private landowners.
Environmental Law Institute (2003) Legal tools and incentives for private lands conservation in Latin America: building models for success. Environmental Law Institute, Washington, USA
Figgis, P. (2004) Conservation on private lands: the Australian Experience. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland.
Langholz J. (1996) Economics, objectives, and success of private nature reserves in Sub‐Saharan Africa and Latin America. Conservation Biology, 10, 271–280.