RSPB Scotland: Gough-Inaccessible World Heritage Site Management Plan
(2010)
JNCC Consultation 1013
Submission by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Enclosed is JNCC's response to a consultation from RSPB Scotland on a Gough-Inaccessible World Heritage Site Management Plan. Submitted on 26th February 2010.
 
 

Summary of key points

 
Although it is indicated in the original email that the WHS Management Plan does not supersede the two existing Management Plans for Gough and Inaccessible Islands, it is not entirely clear how the different plans relate to each other and how they will each be used for management purposes. The WHS Management Plan does not include policies and prescriptions, which would normally be found in a Management Plan, but focuses on identifying priority actions for the conservation of the WHS over a five year period. A possible way of addressing this is to include the relevant information, including the resource inventory and background information, from the existing separate plans (which in some cases may require updating) as appendices to the WHS plan, rather than directing the readers to these other plans. This would also link the plans more formally. Again, it would be useful to detail exactly how these different plans will be used for the management of the WHS.  It would be useful to include an Introduction, in which the background, context and scope of the plan are clearly defined, how the document links to the existing management plans and other plans, and in which the structure of the plan is outlined
 
 
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Please cite as: JNCC Consultation 1013, (2010), RSPB Scotland: Gough-Inaccessible World Heritage Site Management Plan, Submission by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee