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Recovering Australian Threatened Species: A Book of Hope

Stephen Garnett John Woinarski David Lindenmayer Peter Latch

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CSIRO Publishing
01 March 2018
Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; Plant ecology; Animal ecology; Zoology: Invertebrates; The environment
Australia’s nature is exceptional, wonderful and important. But much has been lost, and the ongoing existence of many species now hangs by a thread. Against a relentless tide of threats to our biodiversity, many Australians, and government and non-government agencies, have devoted themselves to the challenge of conserving and recovering plant and animal species that now need our help to survive. This dedication has been rewarded with some outstanding and inspiring successes: of extinctions averted, of populations increasing, of communities actively involved in recovery efforts.

Recovering Australian Threatened Species showcases successful conservation stories and identifies approaches and implementation methods that have been most effective in recovering threatened species. These diverse accounts – dealing with threatened plants, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals – show that the conservation of threatened species is achievable: that it can be done and should be done. They collectively serve to inform, guide and inspire other conservation efforts.

This is a book of hope and inspiration. It shows that with dedication, knowledge and support, we can retain and restore our marvellous natural heritage, and gift to our descendants a world that is as diverse, healthy and beautiful as that which we have inherited.
Edited by:   Stephen Garnett, John Woinarski, David Lindenmayer, Peter Latch
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 170mm, 
Weight:   890g
ISBN:   9781486307418
ISBN 10:   1486307418
Pages:   360
Publication Date:   01 March 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Stephen Garnett (Charles Darwin University) is an authority on the conservation of threatened birds.Peter Latch (Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy) has many years of experience within government protected area management, biodiversity planning and threatened species conservation agencies, and currently facilitates national recovery planning efforts for many Australian threatened species.Professor David Lindenmayer (The Australian National University) has undertaken extensive research and monitoring, and helped shaped management, to conserve many components of Australian biodiversity, including for some of Australia's most threatened animal species.Professor John Woinarski (Charles Darwin University), has had long involvement in research, management and policy development for Australian biodiversity, with particular interest in the conservation of threatened species.

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