Tag: Threatened Species

The Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy

Australian Government

The Threatened Species Strategy establishes a five-year Action Plan across four areas: tackling feral cats, creating safe havens for species most at risk, improving habitat, and intervening in emergencies to avert extinctions.

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Presentation – Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

Planning for biodiversity at the urban-rural fringe

A presentation given by Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy at the recent Biodiversity Across The Borders conference can be viewed online. It includes discussion of how cities are disproportionately important for threatened species and recommends the introduction of Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design

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Join the National Nature Conversation 2015

Places You Love

In 2015, the Places You Love Alliance will host the National Nature Conversation. All Australians are invited to register to be involved. The Places You Love Alliance is a coalition of 42 Australian environment groups that has been working to

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Cumberland Land Conservancy (Sydney)

Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC)

The Cumberland Land Conservancy (CLC) is a volunteer operated not-for-profit organisation established to protect and restore the natural environment of western Sydney. Its core purpose is to acquire and conserve land locally for conservation purposes.

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

The Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds is the first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world. It outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian birds most

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NSW Saving Our Species Partnership Grants Program

The NSW Saving Our Species Partnership Grants Program encourages partnerships between government, the community, non-government organisations and corporations to protect and conserve the most vulnerable plants and animals. The call for applications is now open, and Expressions of Interest close

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Earth’s biodiversity hotspots in serious decline

There are 35 biodiversity hotspots across the planet, each having both exceptional biodiversity and acute land-cover disturbance. A new paper finds that most hotspots have much less intact vegetation than previously estimated, with half now having less than a tenth of

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‘Life on Earth’ project gets under way

The journal Nature reports that the first project in a series of ambitious Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) global biodiversity assessments is being initiated. It will assess the health of bees and other pollinators. Governments established IPBES

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NSW biodiversity legislation review

The NSW Minister for the Environment has released the terms of reference for a comprehensive review of the legislative framework for threatened species and native vegetation management in New South Wales.

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Decision Point #79 – Connecting People and Nature

Decision Point #79 is a special issue focusing on a range of research collaborations between ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) / National Environmental Research Program (NERP) researchers and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Decision Point presents articles,

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