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On not protecting the parrot: the impact of conservation and planning legislation on an endangered species in Tasmania


Allchin, R and Kirkpatrick, J and Kriwoken, L, On not protecting the parrot: the impact of conservation and planning legislation on an endangered species in Tasmania, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 16, (1) pp. 81-104. ISSN 1388-0292 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13880292.2013.764777


In recognition of the serious threats facing its native genotypes, species and communities, Australia is party to a range of international biodiversity conventions and protocols. Strategies, legislation, and programs for threatened species conservation were developed throughout Australia in the 1980s and 1990s, partly in response to the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The decline of some species has been arrested or reversed as a direct result of this conservation effort, but biodiversity in Australia is still in decline. As of 2011, 1342 plant and 444 animal species were listed as nationally threatened. These numbers, which include species in a range of categories from vulnerable to critically endangered, have grown steadily over the past decade as overall knowledge of biodiversity has improved, with 13 percent of known terrestrial vertebrate species listed. While Australia has sought to address this decline through its latest biodiversity conservation strategy there is widespread consensus amongst conservation scientists that this strategy ‘does not acknowledge implementation failures . . . or seek to remedy them in an effective way.’

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Allchin, R (Miss Robyn Allchin)
UTAS Author:Kirkpatrick, J (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, L (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
ID Code:87213
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-11-11
Last Modified:2014-06-25

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