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Stemming the tide: progress towards resolving the causes of decline and implementing management responses for the disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia

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Ziembicki, MR and Woinarski, JCZ and Webb, JK and Vanderduys, E and Tuft, K and Smith, J and Ritchie, EG and Reardon, TB and Radford, IJ and Preece, N and Perry, J and Murphy, BP and McGregor, H and Legge, S and Leahy, L and Lawes, MJ and Kanowski, J and Johnson, CN and James, A and Griffiths, AD and Gillespie, G and Frank, ASK and Fisher, A and Burbidge, AA, Stemming the tide: progress towards resolving the causes of decline and implementing management responses for the disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia, Therya, 6, (1) pp. 169-225. ISSN 2007-3364 (2015) [Non Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.12933/therya-15-236

Abstract

Recent studies at sites in northern Australia have reported severe and rapid decline of several native mammal species, notwithstanding an environmental context (small human population size, limited habitat loss, substantial reservation extent) that should provide relative conservation security. All of the more speciose taxonomic groups of mammals in northern Australia have some species for which their conservation status has been assessed as threatened, with 53 % of dasyurid, 47 % of macropod and potoroid, 33 % of bandicoot and bilby, 33 % of possum, 30 % of rodent, and 24 % of bat species being assessed as extinct, threatened or near threatened. However, the geographical extent and timing of declines, and their causes, remain poorly resolved, limiting the application of remedial management actions.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:threatened species
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Wildlife and Habitat Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Johnson, CN (Professor Christopher Johnson)
Author:Frank, ASK (Dr Anke Frank)
ID Code:102547
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2015-08-27
Last Modified:2015-08-31
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