Recovering Australian Threatened Species: A Book of Hope

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Stephen Garnett, Peter Latch, David Lindenmayer, John Woinarski
CSIRO Publishing, 2018 - Biodiversity conservation - 342 pages
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 Speciesshowcases 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, showing that with dedication, knowledge and support, we can retain and restore our marvelous natural heritage, and gift to our descendants a world that is as diverse, healthy and beautiful as that which we have inherited.

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About the author (2018)

Stephen T. 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.

David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.

John Woinarskinbsp;is based at Charles Darwin University and is a Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program. He has extensive experience in threatened species research, management and policy in Australia. He has published widely on biodiversity (including threatened reptiles) of northern Australia and Christmas Island and on the impacts and management of fire, pastoralism and feral cats.

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