Linking Australia's Landscapes: Lessons and Opportunities from Large-scale Conservation Networks

Linking Australia's Landscapes: Lessons and Opportunities from Large-scale Conservation Networks


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ISBN-13: 9780643107045
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Fitzsimons is the Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Australia and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University. Through his role at TNC, James is involved in large, landscape-scale networks at a number of levels and regularly provides expert advice to governments on the issue.

Ian Pulsford is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the establishment and management of protected areas. He led the establishment of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Australia’s first continental-scale conservation corridor network that spans both public and private lands.

Geoff Wescott is currently Associate Professor in Environment at Deakin University. He has published over 180 publications, including four books, numerous chapters in technical volumes and journal articles.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Section 1. Scene setting
1 Linking Australia’s landscapes: an introduction
2 Connectivity conservation initiatives: a national and international perspective
Section 2. Case studies
3 Gondwana Link: 1000 kilometres of hope
4 Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve: a framework for achieving ecological and community sustainability … or is it?
5 Territory Eco-link: 21st century conservation
6 Ten years of NatureLinks in South Australia
7 From Danggali to Riverland: experiences from the Bookmark Biosphere Reserve, South Australia
8 Habitat 141°: linking outback to ocean
9 Midlandscapes: matching actions to opportunities in landscape conservation in the Tasmanian Midlands
10 Wedderburn Conservation Management Network: Kooyoora connections
11 Conservation Management Networks: The Gippsland Plains Story
12 Conservation Management Networks for grassy ecosystems in New South Wales
13 The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative: a continental-scale lifeline connecting people and nature
14 Slopes to Summit: focusing on bite-size landscapes that matter
15 The Border Ranges Alliance: a Great Eastern Ranges regional partnership
16 The Bunya Biolink: an application of Greening Australia’s strategic approach to large-scale conservation
Section 3. Policies and frameworks
17 Scaling up: the policy case for connectivity conservation and the development of Australia’s National Wildlife Corridors Plan
18 Beyond the Boundaries: Bush Heritage Australia’s approach to multi-tenure conservation
19 Landcare: linking Australia’s landscapes by linking its land managers
20 Biolinks in south-eastern Australia – changing land use for a changing climate: Victorian policy responses
21 ‘Networking the networks’: coordinating Conservation Management Networks in Victoria
22 Reconnecting Natural Northland: New Zealand’s Large Landscape Initiative
Section 4. Broad themes
23 Connectivity conservation principles for Australia’s National Wildlife Corridors
24 Social aspects: linking the people and their landscapes
25 Socio-economic issues in establishing and successful operation of landscape-scale connectivity conservation initiatives
26 Collaboration across scales: the governance challenges of linking landscapes
27 The importance of interdisciplinary research in conservation networks: lessons from south-eastern Australia
Section 5. Synthesis
28 Challenges and opportunities for linking Australia’s landscapes: a synthesis

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