Landscape analysis can aid in biodiversity conservation problems at the point of targeting action, as one input among many in multi-use landscape planning. It can also be helpful in evaluating changes made to a landscape, either planned or actual. If the change has solved the problem, this is good, if not action can be retargeted or the problem defined in more accurate terms.
This figure is a flowchart showing the stages for targeting biodiversity action and evaluating landscape:
- Problem definition
- Target biodiversity action
- Multi-use landscape planning
- Evaluate landscape change leading to problme resolution or problem re-definition, the latter feeding back into stage 2