Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for their Conservation

Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for their Conservation

by Michael Kennedy
     
 

Australia, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Indonesia together share all the monotremes (egg-laying mammals) of the world and all the marsupials (pouched mammals) except those of the Americas. There is an urgent need for concerted action to conserve the marsupials and monotremes of the Australasian region. Australia has the worst extinction rate for the mammals of any

Overview

Australia, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Indonesia together share all the monotremes (egg-laying mammals) of the world and all the marsupials (pouched mammals) except those of the Americas. There is an urgent need for concerted action to conserve the marsupials and monotremes of the Australasian region. Australia has the worst extinction rate for the mammals of any continent or country and Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia are undergoing rapid development which, if not properly planned and controlled, could threaten the habitat of many marsupials, as well as other species.This Action Plan provides an overall perspective of the problems that confront conservation agencies and NGOs in the region and recommends actions required before the year 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782831700526
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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