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The role and contribution of private land in Victoria to biodiversity conservation and the protected area system

Fitzsimons, James and Wescott, Geoffrey 2001, The role and contribution of private land in Victoria to biodiversity conservation and the protected area system, Australian journal of environmental management, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 142-157.

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Title The role and contribution of private land in Victoria to biodiversity conservation and the protected area system
Author(s) Fitzsimons, JamesORCID iD for Fitzsimons, James orcid.org/0000-0003-4277-8040
Wescott, GeoffreyORCID iD for Wescott, Geoffrey orcid.org/0000-0002-9392-3319
Journal name Australian journal of environmental management
Volume number 8
Issue number 3
Start page 142
End page 157
Publisher Environment Institute of Australia (EIA)
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2001-09
ISSN 1322-1698
Keyword(s) land resources
resource management
conservation (natural resources)
Summary The distribution and attributes of properties involved in three major programs for biodiversity protection on private land in Victoria, Australia, was investigated to determine their role in relation to the reserve system. Overlaying of dowsets in a geographic information system, with particular emphasis on property distribution in relation to bioregional and population centres, was undertaken. Land for Wildlife agreements had greater numbers of properties and total area protected in all bioregions throughout the State, yet average protected area sizes were lower than those of conservation covenants and Trust for Nature reserves. A combination of large bioregional area and human population size tended to attract more private conservation properties and, to a lesser extent, the total area they protected. The potential contribution that such properties made to biodiversity conservation varied between bioregions. Inclusion of properties within a national reserve framework is proposed to improve the coordination and effectiveness of conservation measures.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner. To obtain full text, please contact the author at jfitzsimons@tnc.org
Language eng
Field of Research 050209 Natural Resource Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Environment Institute of Australia
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001056

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