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Title: The Role of Strategic Partnerships, Policy and Funding Mechanisms in Strategic Management Planning for the Crown Wastes on St Helena Island, South Atlantic
Author: Rose, Juliet
ISNI:       0000 0001 3535 7497
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2005
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St Helena in the South Atlantic has undergone centuries ofdegradation, followed by decades ofunmanaged re-vegetation. The island's landscape is dominated by the Crown Wastes: wastelands ofbare soil and sparse mainly exotic scrub which accounts for over 60% ofthe island's land area. The Crown Wastes need a managed recovery programme that can meet the island's needs through a range ofdifferent objectives that include endemic plant conservation, agriculture, forestry, tourism and housing. Implementing an environmental management approach with complex and varied objectives carnes with it a considerable management responsibility, and a requirement for sufficient and consistent technical, financial and human capacity. However, extremely limited hmnan, technical and financial resources are available for environmental management on St Helena due a range ofpolitical, social and economic issues associated with the island. This study looks specifically at three ofthe obstacles integral to effective environmental management and recovery on St Helena and the Crown Wastes in particular: b~ding capacity; resources; and guidance and explores the role ofstrategic partnerships. (Government and NGO), funding and policy mechanisms in helping to overcome them. These three areas are explored uSing a combination ofstakeholder and documentary analysis methodologies. A semi-structured interview technique was chosen for stakeholder consultation and the results displayed as role- and conceptually-ordered matrices.This study concludes that while the island faces a complex range of challenges to environmental management, there is a no less daunting array ofopportunities that will require considerable effort to-exploit effectively. Strategic partnerships, policy and funding mechanisms all have specific and important roles to play in the development ofa . strategic environmental management plan for the Crown Wastes.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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