A critical review of multi-criteria decision making in protected areas

Mónica de Castro Pardo, Vicente Urios

Abstract

Multi-criteria analysis in collaborative decision making can provide a useful tool to improve the governance in protected areas with strong conflicts between stakeholders. This paper offers an in-depth review about MCDM methods in protected areas. The analysis considers the topics Land Use, Management, Species, and Zoning and it is based in two dimensions: Methods and Participation. Topics and MCDM methods and Topics and Participation were significantly related and contrasted using a Chi-squared test, respectively. We have identified two groups by topics: Zoning and Species use continuous non participative methods and Land Use and Management use discrete methods with increasing participation.

Keywords

Collaborative Decision-Making, multi-criteria analysis, protected Areas.

Subject classification

Q50, C44.

Full Text:

PDF

References

Ananda, J. (2007). "Implementing participatory decision making in forest planning". Environmental Management, 39(4): 534-544. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-006-0031-2

Ananda, J. and Herath, G. (2008). "Multi-attribute preference modelling and regional land-use planning". Ecological Economics, 65(2): 325-335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.06.024

Ananda, J. and Herath, G. (2009). "A critical review of multi-criteria decision making methods with special reference to forest management and planning". Ecological economics, 68(10): 2535-2548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.05.010

Ananda, J. and Proctor, W. (2013). "Collaborative approaches to water management and planning: An institutional perspective". Ecological Economics, 86: 97-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.10.018

Arabatzis, G. and Grigoroudis, E. (2010). "Visitors' satisfaction, perceptions and gap analysis: The case of Dadia-Lefkimi-Souflion National Park". Forest Policy and Economics, 12(3): 163-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2009.09.008

Arciniegas, G., Janssen, R. and Omtzigt, N. (2011). "Map-based multicriteria analysis to support interactive land use allocation". International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25(12): 1931-1947. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2011.556118

Belton, V. and Stewart, T. (2002). Multiple criteria decision analysis: an integrated approach. Springer Science and Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1495-4

Bertomeu, M. and Romero, C. (2001). "Managing forest biodiversity: a zero-one goal programming approach". Agricultural Systems, 68: 197-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0308-521X(01)00007-5

Bojórquez-Tapia, L.A., de la Cueva, H., Dı́az, S., Melgarejo, D., Alcantar, G., Solares, M.J. and Cruz-Bello, G. (2004). "Environmental conflicts and nature reserves: redesigning Sierra San Pedro Mártir National Park, Mexico". Biological Conservation, 117(2): 111-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(03)00265-9

Davis, F.W., Costello, C. and Stoms, D. (2006). "Efficient conservation in a utilitymaximization framework". Ecology and Society, 11(1): 33. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-01591-110133

Dearden, P., Bennett, M. and Johnston, J. (2005). "Trends in global protected area governance, 1992-2002". Environmental Management, 36(1): 89-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-004-0131-9

Dhar, A., Ruprecht, H. and Vacik, H. (2008). "Population viability risk management (PVRM) for in situ management of endangered tree species-A case study on a Taxus baccata L. population". Forest Ecology and Management, 255(7): 2835-2845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2008.01.059

Diaz-Balteiro, L. and Romero, C. (2008). "Making forestry decisions with multiple criteria: A review and an assessment". Forest Ecology and Management, 255(8): -3241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2008.01.038

Duke, J.M. and Aull-Hyde, R. (2002). "Identifying public preferences for land preservation using the analytic hierarchy process". Ecological Economics, 42(1): 131- https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8009(02)00053-8

Estévez, R.A. and Gelcich, S. (2015). "Participative multi-criteria decision analysis in marine management and conservation: Research progress and the challenge of integrating value judgments and uncertainty". Marine Policy, 61: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.06.022

Greco, S., Figueira, J. and Ehrgott, M. (2005). Multiple criteria decision analysis. Springer's International series. Springer, New York.

Fitzsimons, J., Pearson, C.J., Lawson, C. and Hill, M.J. (2012). "Evaluation of landuse planning in greenbelts based on intrinsic characteristics and stakeholder values". Landscape and Urban Planning, 106(1): 23-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.01.012

Fuller, D.O., Meijaard, E.M., Christy, L. and Jessup, T.C. (2010). "Spatial assessment of threats to biodiversity within East Kalimantan, Indonesia". Applied Geography, 30(3): 416-425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2009.11.004

Gómez-Navarro, T., García-Melón, M. and Acuna-Dutra, S. (2010). "An ANP approach to assess the sustainability of tourist strategies for the coastal national parks of Venezuela". Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 4: 672-689. https://doi.org/10.3846/tede.2010.41

Graham, J., Amos, B. and Plumptre, T.W. (2003). Governance principles for protected areas in the 21st century. Proceeedings from the Fifth World Parks Congress in Institute on Governance (pp.1-2), Durban, South Africa.

Hajkowicz, S.A. (2008). "Supporting multi-stakeholder environmental decisions". Journal of Environmental Management, 88(4): 607-614. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.03.020

Hajkowicz, S. (2009). "Cutting the cake: Supporting environmental fund allocation decisions". Journal of Environmental Management, 90(8): 2737-2745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.03.002

Herath, G. (2004). "Incorporating community objectives in improved wetland management: The use of the analytic hierarchy process". Journal of Environmental Management, 70(3): 263-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2003.12.011

Hiltunen, V., Kurttila, M., Leskinen, P., Pasanen, K. and Pykäläinen, J. (2009). "Mesta: An internet-based decision-support application for participatory strategic-level natural resources planning". Forest Policy and Economics, 11(1): 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2008.07.004

Hjortsø, C.N. (2004). "Enhancing public participation in natural resource management using Soft OR-an application of strategic option development and analysis in tactical forest planning". European Journal of Operational Research, 152(3): 667-683. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0377-2217(03)00065-1

Huang, I.B., Keisler, J. and Linkov, I. (2011). "Multi-criteria decision analysis in environmental sciences: Ten years of applications and trends". Science of the Total Environment, 409(19): 3578-3594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.06.022

Kazana, V., Fawcett, R.H. and Mutch, W.E. (2003). "A decision support modelling framework for multiple use forest management: The Queen Elizabeth Forest case study in Scotland". European Journal of Operational Research, 148(1): 102-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0377-2217(02)00348-X

Kijazi, M.H. and Kant, S. (2011). "Social acceptability of alternative forest regimes in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, using stakeholder attitudes as metrics of uncertainty". Forest Policy and Economics, 13(4): 242-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2010.12.001

Kiker, G.A., Bridges, T.S., Varghese, A., Seager, T.P. and Linkov, I. (2005). "Application of multicriteria decision analysis in environmental decision making". Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 1(2): 95-108. https://doi.org/10.1897/IEAM_2004a-015.1

Kurttila, M., Pukkala, T. and Loikkanen, J. (2002). "The performance of alternative spatial objective types in forest planning calculations: A case for flying squirrel and moose". Forest Ecology and Management, 166(1): 245-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00664-8

Kurttila, M., Pykäläinen, J. and Leskinen, P. (2006). "Defining the forest landowner's utility-loss compensative subsidy level for a biodiversity object". European Journal of Forest Research, 125(1): 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10342-005-0079-1

Liu, X., Lao, C., Li, X., Liu, Y. and Chen, Y. (2012). "An integrated approach of remote sensing, GIS and swarm intelligence for zoning protected ecological areas". Landscape Ecology, 27(3): 447-463. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-011-9684-1

Lu, S.Y., Shen, C.H. and Chiau, W.Y. (2014). "Zoning strategies for marine protected areas in Taiwan: Case study of Gueishan Island in Yilan County, Taiwan". Marine Policy, 48: 21-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.03.001

Marttunen, M. and Hämäläinen, R.P. (2008). "The decision analysis interview approach in the collaborative management of a large regulated water course". Environmental Management, 42(6): 1026-1042. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-008-9200-9

Mendoza, G. A., and Prabhu, R. (2000). "Development of a methodology for selecting criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management: a case study on participatory assessment". Environmental Management, 26(6): 659-673. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002670010123

Mendoza, G.A. and Martins, H. (2006). "Multi-criteria decision analysis in natural resource management: a critical review of methods and new modelling paradigms". Forest Ecology and Management, 230(1): 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2006.03.023

Moffett, A. and Sarkar, S. (2006). "Incorporating multiple criteria into the design of conservation area networks: a minireview with recommendations". Diversity and Distributions, 12(2): 125-137. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1366-9516.2005.00202.x

Moilanen, A. (2007). "Landscape zonation, benefit functions and target-based planning: Unifying reserve selection strategies". Biological Conservation, 134(4):-579. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2006.09.008

Moilanen, A. and Arponen, A. (2011). "Setting conservation targets under budgetary constraints". Biological Conservation, 144(1): 650-653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2010.09.006

Mustajoki, J., Saarikoski, H., Marttunen, M., Ahtikoski, A., Hallikainen, V., Helle, T. and Varmola, M. (2011). "Use of decision analysis interviews to support the sustainable use of the forests in Finnish Upper Lapland". Journal of Environmental Management, 92(6): 1550-1563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.01.007

Nordström, E.M., Eriksson, L.O. and Öhman, K. (2010). "Integrating multiple criteria decision analysis in participatory forest planning: Experience from a case study in northern Sweden". Forest Policy and Economics, 12(8): 562-574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2010.07.006

Oikonomou, V., Dimitrakopoulos, P.G. and Troumbis, A.Y. (2011). "Incorporating ecosystem function concept in environmental planning and decision making by means of multi-criteria evaluation: the case-study of Kalloni, Lesbos, Greece". Environmental Management, 47(1): 77-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-010-9575-2

Ostrom, E. (2000). "Collective action and the evolution of social norms". Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 6(4): 235-252. https://doi.org/10.1080/19390459.2014.935173

Pasqualini, V., Oberti, P., Vigetta, S., Riffard, O., Panaïotis, C., Cannac, M. and Ferrat, L. (2011). "A GIS-based multicriteria evaluation for aiding risk management Pinus pinaster Ait. forests: A case study in Corsican Island, Western Mediterranean region". Environmental Management, 48(1): 38-56. http://doi.org/ff5rvv.

Pavlikakis, G.E. and Tsihrintzis, V.A. (2003). "Integrating humans in ecosystem management using multi-criteria decision making". JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 39(2): 277-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-1688.2003.tb04383.x

Prato, T. (1999). "Multiple attribute decision analysis for ecosystem management". Ecological Economics, 30(2): 207-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8009(99)00002-6

Prato, T. (2000). "Multiple attribute evaluation of landscape management". Journal of Environmental Management, 60(4): 325-337. https://doi.org/10.1006/jema.2000.0387

Proctor, W. and Drechsler, M. (2003). "Deliberative multi-criteria evaluation: a case study of recreation and tourism options in Victoria, Australia". In European Society for Ecological Economics, Frontiers 2 Conference, Tenerife, Spain, pp. 11-15.

Proctor, W. and Qureshi, E. (2005). "Multi-criteria evaluation revisited". In Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 11-13.

Reza, M.I.H., Abdullah, S.A., Nor, S.B.M. and Ismail, M.H. (2013). "Integrating GIS and expert judgment in a multi-criteria analysis to map and develop a habitat suitability index: A case study of large mammals on the Malayan Peninsula". Ecological Indicators, 34: 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.04.023

Riccioli, F., Fratini, R., Boncinelli, F., El Asmar, T., El Asmar, J.P. and Casini, L. (2016). "Spatial analysis of selected biodiversity features in protected areas: a case study in Tuscany region". Land Use Policy, 57: 540-554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.023

Romero-Calcerrada, R. and Luque, S. (2006). "Habitat quality assessment using weights-of-evidence based GIS modelling: The case of Picoides tridactylus as species indicator of the biodiversity value of the Finnish forest". Ecological Modelling, 196(1): 62-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.02.017

Rudolphi, W. and Haider, W. (2003). "Visitor management and ecological integrity: one example of an integrated management approach using Decision Analysis". Journal for Nature Conservation, 11(4): 346-354. https://doi.org/10.1078/1617-1381-00067

Schmoldt, D.L. and Peterson, D.L. (2001). "Strategic and tactical planning for managing national park resources". In Schmoldt, D., Kangas, J., Mendoza, G.A., https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9799-9_5

Pesonen, M. (Eds.): The analytic hierarchy process in natural resource and environmental decision making (pp. 67-79). Springer, Netherlands.

Sharifi, M.A., Van den Toorn, W., Rico, A. and Emmanuel, M. (2002). "Application of GIS and multicriteria evaluation in locating sustainable boundary between the Tunari National Park and Cochabamba City (Bolivia)". Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 11(3): 151-164. https://doi.org/10.1002/mcda.323

Store, R. and Kangas, J. (2001). "Integrating spatial multi-criteria evaluation and expert knowledge for GIS-based habitat suitability modelling". Landscape and Urban Planning, 55(2): 79-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-2046(01)00120-7

Strager, M.P. and Rosenberger, R.S. (2006). "Incorporating stakeholder preferences for land conservation: Weights and measures in spatial MCA". Ecological Economics, 58(1): 79-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2005.05.024

Terra, T.N., dos Santos, R.F. and Costa, D.C. (2014). "Land use changes in protected areas and their future: The legal effectiveness of landscape protection". Land Use Policy, 38: 378-387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.12.003

Tzionas, P., Ioannidou, I.A. and Paraskevopoulos, S. (2004). "A hierarchical fuzzy decision support system for the environmental rehabilitation of Lake Koronia, Greece". Environmental Management, 34(2): 245-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-004-0307-3

United Nations Development Programme. (1999). Human development report 1999. Oxford University Press, New York. https://doi.org/10.18356/b0af4460-en

Vacik, H., Kurttila, M., Hujala, T., Khadka, C., Haara, A., Pykäläinen, J., Honkakoski, P., Wolfslhener, B. and Tikkanen, J. (2014). "Evaluating collaborative planning methods supporting programme-based planning in natural resource management". Journal of Environmental Management, 144: 304-315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.05.029

Vimal, R., Pluvinet, P., Sacca, C., Mazagol, P.O., Etlicher, B. and Thompson, J.D. (2012). "Exploring spatial patterns of vulnerability for diverse biodiversity descriptors in regional conservation planning". Journal of Environmental Management, 95(1): 9-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.09.018

Walter, M., Tomás, S.L., Munda, G. and Larrea, C. (2016). "A social multi-criteria evaluation approach to assess extractive and non-extractive scenarios in Ecuador: Intag case study". Land Use Policy, 57: 444-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.05.030

Wolfslehner, B. and Vacik, H. (2008). "Evaluating sustainable forest management strategies with the analytic network process in a pressure-state-response framework". Journal of Environmental Management, 88(1): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.01.027

Wood, L.J. and Dragicevic, S. (2007). "GIS-based multicriteria evaluation and fuzzy sets to identify priority sites for marine protection". Biodiversity and Conservation, 16(9): 2539-2558. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-006-9035-8

Yilmaz, B. and Harmancioglu, N.B. (2010). "Multi-criteria decision making for water resource management: A case study of the Gediz River Basin, Turkey". Water SA, 36(5): 563-576. https://doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v36i5.61990

Young, J.A., van Manen, F.T. and Thatcher, C.A. (2011). "Geographic profiling to assess the risk of rare plant poaching in natural areas". Environmental Management, 48(3): 577-587. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-011-9687-3

Zendehdel, K., Rademaker, M., De Baets, B. and Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2010). "Environmental decision making with conflicting social groups: A case study of the Lar rangeland in Iran". Journal of Arid Environments, 74(3): 394-402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.09.011

Zhang, Z., Sherman, R., Yang, Z., Wu, R., Wang, W., Yin, M., Yang, G. and Ou, X. (2013). "Integrating a participatory process with a GIS-based multi-criteria decision analysis for protected area zoning in China". Journal for Nature Conservation, 21(4): 225-240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2012.12.006

Abstract Views

2367
Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




 Universitat Politècnica de València

e-ISSN: 2174-7350   ISSN: 1578-0732   https://doi.org/10.4995/earn