Cows, cockies and atlases : use and abuse of biodiversity monitoring in environmental decision making

Fitzsimons, James 2012, Cows, cockies and atlases : use and abuse of biodiversity monitoring in environmental decision making, in Biodiversity monitoring in Australia, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic., pp.91-99.

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Title Cows, cockies and atlases : use and abuse of biodiversity monitoring in environmental decision making
Author(s) Fitzsimons, James
Title of book Biodiversity monitoring in Australia
Editor(s) Lindenmayer, David
Gibbons, Philip
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 22
Start page 91
End page 99
Total pages 9
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication Collingwood, Vic.
Keyword(s) Alpine grazing
bird atlases
Biodiversity monitoring
conservation covenants
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Summary Lesson #I. Good long-term monitoring makes for informed and confident decisions on land management.
Lesson #2. Monitoring showing species and habitat decline can directly lead to better protection mechanisms.
Lesson #3. Results of monitoring can be ignored, misused and misquoted to achieve political ends.
Lesson #4. Are we seeing a decline in systematic species surveys by government?
Lesson #5. We don't know enough about what monitoring is happening and why monitoring isn't happening.
Lesson #6. Disparate data sets and cumbersome collection methods are hindering species status monitoring.
Lesson #7. Make better use of existing resomces and expertise.
Lesson #8. Make monitoring data more accessible and enable it to be more repeatable.
Lesson #9. Embed the requirement for monitoring in biodiversity and threatened species legislation.
Lesson #10. Understand better the social elements of ecological monitoring
ISBN 9780643103573
Language eng
Field of Research 050206 Environmental Monitoring
050205 Environmental Management
Socio Economic Objective 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045424

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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