Increase ‘on-the-ground’ protection (e.g. rangers) for marshes or swamps
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
This action involves using an ‘on-the-ground’ human presence to protect marshes or swamps from immediate threats. This includes rangers or wardens that may patrol sites, ensuring legislation and voluntary agreements are followed (Moore et al. 2018). It also includes creating teams, such as firefighters, to directly manage threats.
Studies that include, or aim to conserve, at least some marsh or swamp habitat are summarized as evidence for this action. Given the broad scale of this action, results may include other wetland habitats (e.g. peatlands and mudflats), aquatic habitats (e.g. rivers and lakes) or upland habitats (e.g. forests).
Related actions: Adopt ecotourism principles/create an ecotourism site.
Moore J.F., Mulindahabi F., Masozera M.K., Nichols J.D., Hines J.E., Turikunkiko E. & Oli M.K. (2018) Are ranger patrols effective in reducing poaching-related threats within protected areas? Journal of Applied Ecology, 55, 99–107.