Slide 37: Conclusion I
A number of conclusions can be drawn from this section. Firstly, current reserve patterns have historic, rather than strategic conservation objectives, and therefore are not well configured to best conserve biodiversity. However, a number of new strategic conservation planning tools are being developed that allow for re-configuring reserves to better conserve biodiversity. These tools however, need to consider the impacts of climate change, and strategic conservation needs to manage for climate change, rather than managing for constant state or trying to manage to past distribution patterns. It is likely that off-reserve conservation needs to be a critical component of this strategy, in other words what we have termed matrix management. One of the ways of achieving this is devolution of ownership of user rights, in other words making it worthwhile for the farmer to conserve biodiversity.