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Case Studies on Biodiversity Conservation: Volume 2

5 December 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012

ISBN 978-0-642-79824-4 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79825-1 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 108KB)
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 60KB)

Scope of this report

Chapter 2 Museums and bird habitats in Victoria (PDF 620KB)

Committee activities
BirdLife Australia
Issues explored in Victoria
Biodiversity research and monitoring: a role for museums
New technologies for community engagement
Citizen science
Climate change and other threats to Australian birds
International cooperation on migratory birds
Concluding remarks

Chapter 3 Water and biodiversity in South Australia (PDF 850KB)

Committee activities
Greenfields Wetlands, Adelaide
Issues explored in South Australia
Threats to biodiversity in the CLLMM region
Enhancing the resilience of ecosystems
Community resilience through engagement and empowerment
Engaging Indigenous communities in biodiversity management
Governance arrangements
Benefits of constructed wetlands in an urban environment
Concluding remarks

Chapter 4 Kakadu, Northern Territory (PDF 749KB)

Committee activities
Yellow Water Wetlands
Issues explored in Kakadu
Key threats to biodiversity in Kakadu National Park
Complexity of the Yellow Water Wetlands ecosystem
Co-management of Kakadu National Park
Biodiversity loss and its impact on humans
Research and monitoring
Concluding remarks

Chapter 5 Tropical North Queensland (PDF 777KB)

Committee activities
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium
The wet tropics of Queensland
Issues explored in Tropical North Queensland
Invasive species and species decline
Climate change threats to biodiversity
Sustainable management of reef and rainforest
Research and training facilities and projects
Education and community awareness projects
Concluding remarks

Appendix - Glossary of terms (PDF 59KB)

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