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Thinking globally, acting locally – conservation lessons from Oceania


Adams, VM and Spindler, RE and Kingford, ET, Thinking globally, acting locally - conservation lessons from Oceania, Pacific Conservation Biology, 22, (2) pp. 85-89. ISSN 1038-2097 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/PCv22n2_ED


Oceania is a diverse region encompassing Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Zealand and Polynesia, with six of the world’s 39 hotspots of diversity but a poor record for extinctions from widespread threats to biodiversity. The region is also culturally diverse, containing close to a quarter of the world’s languages and some of the oldest cultures. This makes the region a priority for immediate and sustained conservation action. In this special issue we provide local conservation solutions in Oceania to global problems, capturing the diversity of nations, cultures and environments. The issue is organised by the major threats faced in the region: habitat loss, over exploitation and invasive species. Case studies, framed as coupled problem–solutions, include examples from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and contrast findings across regions and realms. There are successes and failures faced by conservation in this local region, and the analysis within this special issue offers lessons for conservation globally.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, conservation interventions, Fiji, habitat loss, invasive species, New Zealand, over exploitation, Papua New Guinea, pollution
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
UTAS Author:Adams, VM (Dr Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:126432
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-06-12
Last Modified:2018-08-28

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