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Australian Island Arks : conservation, management and opportunities / editors: Dorian Moro, Derek Ball and Sally Bryant
Bib ID 7417724
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Clayton, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, [2018] 
©2018 
vii, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm 
ISBN 9781486306602 (paperback)
Summary

"Australia is the custodian of a diverse range of continental and oceanic islands. From Heard and Macquarie in the sub-Antarctic, to temperate Lord Howe and Norfolk, to the tropical Cocos (Keeling) and the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia's islands contain some of the nation's most iconic fauna, flora, and ecosystems. They are a refuge for over 35% of Australia's threatened species and for many others declining on mainland Australia. They also have significant cultural value, especially for Indigenous communities, and economic value as centres for tourism. Australian Island Arks presents a compelling case for restoring and managing islands to conserve our natural heritage. With contributions from island practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers, it reviews current island management practices and discusses the need and options for future conservation work. Chapters focus on the management of invasive species, threatened species recovery, conservation planning, Indigenous cultural values and partnerships, tourism enterprises, visitor management, and policy and legislature. Case studies show how island restoration and conservation approaches are working in Australia and what the emerging themes are for the future. Australian Island Arks will help island communities, managers, visitors, and decision-makers understand the current status of Australia's islands, their management challenges, and the opportunities that exist to make best use of these iconic landscapes."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Island ecology -- Australia  |  Islands -- Australia -- Management.  |  Islands -- Australia -- Government policy.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Moro, Dorian, editor  |  Ball, Derek, editor  |  Bryant, Sally, editor

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