Continental-scale governance and the hastening of loss of Australia's biodiversity

Ritchie, Euan G., Bradshaw, Corey J.A., Dickman, Chris R., Hobbs, Richard, Johnson, Christopher N., Johnston, Emma L., Laurance, William F., Lindenmayer, David, McCarthy, Michael A., Nimmo, Dale G., Possingham, Hugh H., Pressey, Robert L., Watson, David M., and Woinarski, John (2013) Continental-scale governance and the hastening of loss of Australia's biodiversity. Conservation Biology, 27 (6). pp. 1133-1135.

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[Extract] Against a global backdrop of rapid environmental change, conserving biodiversity poses one of the biggest and most important challenges to society. For this reason, systems of nature reserves have never been more important. Protected areas are under threat in many parts of the world (Mascia & Pailler 2011), but the weakening of protected areas in a rich, developed country with a global reputation for conservation leadership (Harrison 2006) is particularly alarming (Ritchie 2013). Consequently, we are concerned about the recent spate of substantial policy, legislative, and management changes being made by three of six Australian state governments for exploitative uses of national parks—actions that could affect much of Australia and have negative effects on biodiversity.

Item ID: 30906
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 02:26
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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