Endangered species



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...

Funding models for threatened species management

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s design of the Threatened Species Prospectus.

The Leadbeater’s Possum review

The report comprises seven chapters on key topics related to the conservation and current management of Leadbeater’s Possum and the forest habitats on which the species depends.

Taonga of an island nation: Saving New Zealand's birds

Examines the state of New Zealand’s native birds and what it might take to restore them in large numbers to the mainland
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Biodiversity crisis not a time for 'triage'

The loss of endangered species and poorly protected regional ecosystems is a national crisis, but it's not time to adopt what's been called 'triage' - giving up on some species while trying to pick conservation 'winners' with others. That's the view of Dr Jim Radford...

Saving our species

Science is vital to our conservation management. Our ecologists work hand-in-hand with land managers to plan and deliver effective conservation management for Australia’s species. We use science to inform, monitor and adapt our conservation strategies and actions, as well as to advance solutions to key...

Global road map to limit conflict and loss

By 2050, the world will see the most explosive era of road expansion in human history, with a 60 per cent increase in the world's network of paved roads - enough to circle the globe more than 600 times. And according to the authors of...

Native frog (Leiopelma spp.) recovery plan, 2013–2018

This report outlines a plan to secure the survival of New Zealand's native frogs. Abstract Native frogs were formerly widespread and common throughout New Zealand. However, they are now much reduced in range, with remnant populations only occurring on the mainland of the North Island...

Enhancing larval survival and re-introduction techniques for Tridacnidae (giant clams): Reversing a path toward extinction

Mariculture interest in the Tridacnidae family of giant clams has increased in response to economic and nutritional opportunities, but also in response to increasing reports of local extinctions as a result of over-harvesting, pollution, and habitat degradation. Key impediments to culturing giant clams for stock...

Warru recovery plan

The Warru (black-footed rock-wallaby) recovery plan provides a compendium of historical and contemporary data on Warru, drawing on recent summaries and contemporary data, to set out a clear set of objectives and actions for the multi-stakeholder Warru recovery team.

Movements, migration, and ocean habits of six Pacific seabird species

This thesis centres on methods and studies designed to increase knowledge surrounding the at sea distribution of seabirds during various periods in their annual cycle (i.e., breeding, migration, over-wintering). Following a brief introduction in Chapter 1, in Chapter 2, "Effects of archival tags on Sooty...

Turning back the tide - the invasive species challenge

Terms of reference Preface On 26 March 2003 the Senate agreed to the recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee in its Report No. 4 of 2003 that the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002 be referred to the Environment Communications...