Are intertidal invertebrates adequately protected in Victoria?

McNaught, Karen and Wescott, Geoffrey 2004, Are intertidal invertebrates adequately protected in Victoria?, Victorian naturalist, vol. 121, no. 6, pp. 254-263.

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Title Are intertidal invertebrates adequately protected in Victoria?
Author(s) McNaught, Karen
Wescott, GeoffreyORCID iD for Wescott, Geoffrey
Journal name Victorian naturalist
Volume number 121
Issue number 6
Start page 254
End page 263
Publisher Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0042-5184
Keyword(s) Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
Natural history
Summary Intertidal invertebrates are under pressure from both direct and indirect threats, the most serious being from over-exploitation, habitat loss and alteration, decline in water quality, introduced species and pathogens, and global warming. This article explores the current protective mechanisms in place that provide some protection to intertidal invertebrates in Victoria and looks at a case study of Western Port, Victoria. The results of the case study indicated a general consensus that intertidal invertebrates are not adequately protected in Victoria. The recommended actions to ensure adequate protection in the future are an amendment to current legislation, increased education and greater law enforcement, and further implementation of the concept of integrated coastal zone management.
Language eng
Field of Research 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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