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A transdisciplinary approach to a conservation crisis: A case study of the Eurasian curlew ( Numenius arquata ) in Ireland

Abstract : Abstract In this article, we build on a growing literature of examples of transdisciplinary approaches to illustrate the catalysts and outcomes of a stakeholder-driven process to conservation practice. We illustrate this using the case of one of Europe's most rapidly declining bird species, the Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata). As part of the response to its continuing decline, a stakeholder-driven workshop was held in Ireland in November 2016, bringing together over 80 stakeholders from a range of governmental, non-governmental, and private organizations responsible for or interested in curlew conservation and management. This innovative workshop sought to formulate ideas and support the implementation of actions from stakeholders themselves on how to halt further losses of curlews, within the current legislative framework. Four years on, many of the short- and medium-term actions identified during the workshop have been implemented jointly by stakeholders. However, curlew recovery will require continued communication and meaningful engagement with all relevant stakeholders together with increased government support underpinned by increased public awareness and ownership of the curlew's plight. Ultimately, many stakeholders will measure the success of curlew conservation in Ireland by the long-term viability of the breeding population.
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Juliette Young, Amy Mccluskey, Seán Kelly, Barry O'Donoghue, Anita Donaghy, et al.. A transdisciplinary approach to a conservation crisis: A case study of the Eurasian curlew ( Numenius arquata ) in Ireland. Conservation Science and Practice, 2020, 2 (7), ⟨10.1111/csp2.206⟩. ⟨hal-03136941⟩

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