Biodiversity conservation

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Wildlife conservation
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Report

Our future world: global megatrends impacting the way we live over coming decades

This report presents an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends out to 2042, with the view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community.
Report

Australia state of the environment 2021: overview

The state of the environment report is a comprehensive assessment of the health of every aspect of Australia's environment. Written by independent experts, it analyses the best available evidence every five  years to guide policy and action.
Report

Deep-sea disaster: why Woodside's Barrup Hub project is too risky to proceed

The research in this report suggests that a spill or accident at Woodside’s Burrup Hub gas project could release toxic gas and condensate of a similar consistency to crude oil into World Heritage listed marine parks, with dangerous pollution reaching West Australian coastal communities, and...
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Biodiversity data: leading the digital journey

Since 2016, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) has led a strong collaboration of senior stakeholders from industry, government, regulators and the science community, to build a data sharing and access culture. This document highlights the digital journey and the achievements that are helping...
Working paper

Fight fire with finance: a randomized field experiment to curtail land-clearing fire in Indonesia

This paper presents a randomised evaluation of collective pay-for-performance payments for ecosystem services. The authors test whether community-level fiscal incentives can curtail the use of land clearing fire, a major source of emissions and negative health externalities, in a critical low regulation setting. The program...
Conference proceedings

City nature and environment: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Australasian cities are hotspots where increased urbanisation and nature collide, hotspots for threatened biodiversity and degradation. Papers in this track provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to learn from each other, as well as position and present Australasian research on city and nature with...
Conference paper

“On private land we’re fighting a losing battle”: local government officer perspectives on urban forest management in the private realm

This paper reports on a survey of local government urban forest professionals across Australia conducted in July 2020. Focusing on qualitative data from Likert scale and open-ended questions the authors interrogate the barriers and potential enablers to improved urban forest management on private land.
Report

Averting extinctions: the case for strengthening Australia’s threat abatement system

This report by five national conservation groups warns that Australia faces an avalanche of imminent extinctions requiring policy and regulatory responses and restoration programs which strengthen the threat abatement system.
Report

Environment Aotearoa 2022

This triennial report synthesises the evidence base on the state of the environment contained in domain reports since 'Environment Aotearoa 2019'. The report does not suggest any response, as it is out of scope under the report’s governing legislation.
Report

Aggravating extinction: how the Australian government approves the destruction of threatened species habitat

Australia is a world leader in nature destruction. We’re the only developed nation on the list of global deforestation hotspots and we’ve caused the extinction of more mammals than any other nation. This investigation reveals how the federal government has been intensifying, rather than abating...
Policy report

Reversing nature destruction in Australia: five improvements we must make

This report calls for Australia to lift its ambition in five key areas, by championing a strong post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and by demonstrating how the commitments under the framework will be implemented domestically.
Report

Climate change 2022: impacts, adaptation and vulnerability - summary for policymakers

This report recognises the interdependence of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity, and human societies and integrates knowledge more strongly across the natural, ecological, social and economic sciences than earlier IPCC assessments. The summary for policy-makers presents key findings of the Working Group II (WGII) contribution to...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into ecosystem decline in Victoria

Victoria’s ecosystems are currently facing serious decline. Population growth and spread has put pressure on ecosystems, which has led to the degradation and loss of many native species and habitats. The Committee has used both the submissions and the evidence given at public hearings, as...
Report

The value and use of Western Australia’s native forests now and into the future

This survey report finds that biological diversity was the most highly valued aspect of WA’s south-west native forests, followed by habitat provision for threatened species and communities and a provision of ecosystem services. Furthermore, old growth forest areas, followed by threatened species and communities and...
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Protecting Victoria’s biodiversity

This audit examines how well the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is acquitting its responsibilities under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and in Protecting Victoria’s Environment—Biodiversity 2037 to better protect threatened species.
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Conserving nature: conservation reform issues paper

This paper investigates the New Zealand conservation system – the collection of laws, regulations, policies and institutions that are designed to conserve nature, and highlights current issues with its operation.
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New Zealanders and the environment

This report provides a snapshot of New Zealanders’ experiences in the outdoors and their interaction with biodiversity and conservation.
Report

Making waves: the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment

In this report, the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee recommends that the Australian government support the development and use of lower-impact technologies for all offshore seismic surveying to reduce the potential impacts of seismic testing on marine animals and the marine environment.
Report

Out of sight, out of mind: impacts of Japanese use of Australian coal

With collaboration between Japanese and Australian communities, progress is possible to reduce the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan. The aim of this report is to support this collaboration.
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The last decade: the World Heritage Committee and the Great Barrier Reef

This report provides expert advice to the World Heritage Committee on the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef including recommendations to mitigate climate change and fishing impacts and to meet time-bound water quality targets.