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Specify topical constraints and geographic scope.

The con­ser­va­tion process described in this doc­u­ment is most appro­pri­ate­ly applied at glob­al, nation­al, or whole sys­tem (e.g. riv­er basin, grow­ing region) scales. This Guid­ance will be sub-opti­mal for con­ser­va­tion work imple­ment­ed entire­ly with­in a local-scale site because of the focus on achiev­ing sys­temic change, which is hard to achieve work­ing only at a local scale. Top­i­cal con­straints could include habi­tat type or realm (e.g. marine, coral reefs, or forests), or socio-eco­nom­ic top­ics, such as major sec­tors (ener­gy sec­tor, health sec­tor) or chal­lenges (e.g. food secu­ri­ty, dis­as­ter risk reduc­tion, trans­porta­tion infra­struc­ture expansion).