The wild biodiversity of the world’s parks, reserves and protected areas can be a vital component for conservation, according to the latest volume in a series on landscapes and seascapes that are influenced by humans.
The book, published by IUCN’s (International Union for Conservation of Nature)World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), is titled Protected Landscapes and Wild Biodiversity. It provides a diverse set of worldwide case studies in protected areas with rich cultural, spiritual and natural heritage.
We use a methodology
based on the theories of Elliott Jaques, who is a pioneer in defining the
interaction and the fit between the complexity of a function and the capability
of an individual. On that basis we have developed a model that goes way beyond
the mere description of competencies and the judgment of knowledge and skills.
It goes back to the essence of the individual and those specific elements that
determine whether someone can or can’t be described as ‘competent’. These
elements are mostly at the origin of the behavioural attitude that one wishes to
describe by means of competencies.