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Environmental biosecurity risk assessment for conservation areas

Risk assessment Conservation Biosecurity Australia

This report describes risk assessment tools to address key challenges in identifying effective and broadly supported biosecurity measures among conservation co-managers and stakeholders.

The spreadsheet-based tools are designed for pre-border biosecurity threats – that is, pathogens, weeds, and pest species that are currently thought to have not become established in a protected area but could plausibly do so in the future.

Throughout this document, the authors use the term pests to refer to all biological hazards that may be invoked in biosecurity planning, including pathogens, weeds, invertebrates and vertebrates. They explore a trial application at K’gari (Fraser Island), a world heritage property, but the tools are transportable to any conservation setting, terrestrial or marine.

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