Island arks: the need for an Australian national island biosecurity initiative

Nias, Raymond C., Burbidge, Andrew A., Ball, Derek, and Pressey, Robert L. (2010) Island arks: the need for an Australian national island biosecurity initiative. Ecological Management and Restoration, 11 (3). pp. 166-167.

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[Extract] Threats to island biotas from non-indigenous species have been extensively documented and remain among the most powerful drivers of biotic extinction. Despite this, Australia does not have a national, comprehensive plan of action for island biosecurity. Recent initiatives by Australian governments could provide the basis for the first systematic and comprehensive approach to securing the future of Australia’s continental and oceanic islands. A National Island Biosecurity Initiative would lay the foundations for effective island biosecurity. It would protect globally significant populations of migratory species and play a major role in preventing the extinction of hundreds of threatened species and ecosystems.

Item ID: 16314
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1442-8903
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 06:43
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050199 Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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