Lessons from large-scale conservation networks in Australia

Fitzsimons, James, Pulsford, Ian and Wescott, Geoff 2013, Lessons from large-scale conservation networks in Australia, Parks, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 115-125.

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Title Lessons from large-scale conservation networks in Australia
Author(s) Fitzsimons, James
Pulsford, Ian
Wescott, Geoff
Journal name Parks
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 115
End page 125
Total pages 11
Publisher IUCN, The world conservation Union
Place of publication Gland, Switzerland
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 0960-233X
Keyword(s) wildlife corridors
multi-tenure reserve networks
biosphere reserves
conservation management networks
connectivity
Gondwana Link
Habitat 141
Great Eastern Ranges
national reserve system
national wildlife corridors
Summary Australia has seen a rapid growth in the establishment of networks of lands managed for connectivity conservation across tenures, at landscape and sub-continental scales. Such networks go under a variety of names, including biosphere reserves, biolinks, wildlife corridors and conservation management networks. Their establishment has varied from state government-led initiatives to those initiated by non-government organizations and interested landholders. We surveyed existing major landscape scale conservation initiatives for successes, failures and future directions and synthesized common themes. These themes included scale, importance of social and economic networks, leadership, governance, funding, conservation planning, the role of protected areas and communication. We discuss the emergence of national policy relating to National Wildlife Corridors in Australia and the relationship of this policy to the long standing commitment to build a comprehensive, adequate and representative National Reserve System. Finally we outline areas for further research for connectivity conservation projects in Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
050205 Environmental Management
Socio Economic Objective 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054886

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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