National Urban Park in Stockholm

The governance structure of the National Urban Park in Stockholm, Sweden was developed as a social movement by the 62 civil-society organizations that use the park. The mapping of the social network reveals a core-periphery structure. The visual representation of the social network highlights opportunities for improving management.



Taboos in Southern Madagascar

Informal institutions are important for resource management. The taboos in southern Madagascar exemplify the governance mechanism that informal institutions can provide. Numerous patches of forest in this region are taboo and have remained untouched for sacred reasons, even in the most intensively used areas.

Kristianstad, Sweden

The key differences between conventional water governance and adaptive water governance are outlined in this example. The dynamics of this region's management changed dramatically to incorporate diverse perspectives, flexibility and adaptability.



Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Development of a management and protection plan for the Great Barrier Reef in Australia highlights five strategies for transitioning toward ecosystem-based management.

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