The rapidly increasing number of threatened flora and fauna species worldwide is one of the chief problems confronting environmental professionals today. This problem is largely due to the impact humans have had on land use through development (e.g. agricultural, residential, industrial, infrastructure and mining developments). Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife contains a comprehensive range of practical measures to assist others to reduce the impacts resulting from development on terrestrial flora and fauna, and promotes ecologically sustainable development.
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About the Author
James Gleeson has a background in ecological research, consulting and management. He has spent the past decade working for some of the largest mining and infrastructure projects around Australia.
Deborah Gleeson has specialized in fauna and flora for over a decade, during which time she gained a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology, and worked as a field ecologist and ecological project manager for environmental consulting companies, among other roles.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 2 Potential impacts of development on flora and fauna 3 Selecting measures to reduce impacts of development on wildlife – why an understanding of ecology is fundamental 4 Avoiding impacts on flora and fauna 5 Modifying human behaviour to reduce impacts of development on flora and fauna 6 Measures to reduce direct fauna and flora mortality during land clearance 7 Measures to exclude or deter fauna from a development site 8 Measures to promote safe movement of fauna around and through a development site 9 Measures to minimise habitat degradation near a development site 10 Measures to provide additional habitat for flora and fauna impacted by development 11 Ex situ measures for conservation of flora and fauna 12 Environmental offsets 13 Monitoring 14 Adaptive management 15 Concluding remarks