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In the Landscape Measures framework, the term ‘conservation’ encompasses two closely linked environmental assets: wild biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Wild, or native biodiversity has a spatial component. Genes, populations, species, and ecosystems form naturally occurring patterns that often can be differentiated from the patterns that humans bring about through large-scale changes such as intensive agriculture and [...]

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Institutions play an essential role in supporting organizations and people to promote and practice integrated (multifunctional) landscape management. Therefore institutional capacity is fully incorporated into the Landscape Measures framework as its own goal and set of criteria.
In some settings, institutional capacity may be an important forward looking measure of landscape performance. That is, landscapes that [...]

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Historically, the goals of conservation and livelihood support commonly were viewed to be in conflict. The Landscape Measures approach seeks to help stakeholders analyze opportunities for moving beyond either-or solutions to land use where possible. It aims to point to ways that conservation and economic activity operate in concert to sustain viable livelihoods for people [...]

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At least two characteristics differentiate integrated agricultural landscape mosaics from more conventional agricultural landscapes. First, integrated (conservation and production) landscapes consist of a mutually interdependent set of agricultural, semi-natural, and natural ecosystems, and land management practices actively acknowledge and foster this interdependence. Second, such landscapes usually consist of a wide variety of production systems, which [...]

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In the Landscape Measures framework, the goals are the desired outcomes against which we measure the performance of the landscape. The goals for the landscape describe the state that will be reached when the landscape is performing ideally.
The criteria which stem from the goals highlight different dimensions of that goal. They also suggest functions and [...]

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