Networks of land managed for conservation across different tenures have rapidly increased in number (and popularity) in Australia over the past two decades. These include iconic large-scale initiatives such as Gondwana Link, the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Habitat 141°, and the South Australian NatureLinks, as well as other, landscape-scale approaches such as Biosphere Reserves and Conservation Management Networks.This book draws out lessons from a variety of established and new connectivity conservation initiatives from around Australia, and is complemented by international examples. Chapters are written by leaders in the field of establishing and operating connectivity networks, as well as key ecological and social scientists and experts in governance.
|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 Acknowledgements ForewordSection 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 Index