Developing plans to ensure Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and protected areas are managed effectively is key to global biodiversity. The RSPB is empowering local partners and communities to produce and implement these plans.
All sites of conservation importance should have a management plan to ensure the important features of the site - species, habitats etc - are maintained or enhanced. RSPB-supported BirdLife Partners are becoming increasingly involved in the management of sites, especially IBAs, either directly or by providing advice to government bodies or local communities.
However, often the skills to develop site management plans which deliver effective conservation or sustainable management on the ground are lacking. RSPB provides training and support to partners ranging from remote advice to training courses, to assisting partners in writing plans, depending on local needs.