Queensland's Threatened Animals
A comprehensive and practical guide to Queensland's threatened animals.
Queensland is home to 70% of Australia’s native mammals (226 species), over 70% of native birds (630 species), just over half of the nation’s native reptiles (485) and native frogs (127), and more than 11 000 native plant species. Hundreds of these have a threatened status in Queensland. In order for Queensland to maintain and recover a healthy biodiversity we must address the serious problems faced by our natural environment – habitat loss, inappropriate land management, change in fire regimes, pollution of natural resources, proliferation of invasive species and climate change. + Full description
This book features up-to-date distribution data, photos and maps for most of Queensland’s threatened animals. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources, with key state, national and international organisations involved in the recovery and management of threatened species.
Queensland's Threatened Animals will provide vital information to scientists, educators, business entities, government agencies, students, community groups, environmental NGOs, regional NRMs and potential volunteers.- Short description
"For those unacquainted with the details, the book provides a well articulated introduction that manages to explain some complex ideas simply.
"I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to participate in species recovery in Queensland or interested in finding out more about the field."
James Brazill-Boast, Corella, pp. 102, Vol 36 (4), 2012
"This book is a commendable source of information that draws together knowledge from hundreds of contributors to focus on 226 animal species that are threatened in Queensland."
Deborah Metters, Land for Wildlife South East Queensland, pp. 13, October 2012
"... a must-have reference book that will provide vital information to scientists, educators, business entities, government agencies, students, community groups, environmental NGOs, regional NRMs and potential volunteers."
Queensland Landcare, March 2012
"… shows us remarkable achievements in the understanding of species and their needs and in the extraordinary commitment, determination and inspiration of their researchers who have achieved scientific excellence on shoe-string budgets.
"Most conservation of fauna is determined by political processes according to what people think is worth preserving. With this book, the editors have assembled for the first time under one roof, an authoritative blueprint that will guide everyone from the landowner to the politician through the plights of the entire spectrum of threatened fauna species in Queensland…Congratulations on a magnificent resource."
Steve Van Dyck, Wildlife Australia Magazine, Autumn 2012
"Queensland’s Threatened Animals is a great resource in beginning to learn how threatened species conservation works within different legislative bounds and about the status of Queensland’s threatened animals and what actions are being taken to preserve them."
Eridani Mulder, Pacific Conservation Biology, June 2013
DetailsePDF | February 2012
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ePUB | February 2012
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Includes up-to-date distribution data, photos and maps
- Includes a comprehensive list of resources, with key state, national and international organisations involved in the recovery of threatened species
- Complemented by an open access website that will be updated on a regular basis
Why this book?
Introduction to threatened species
What is a threatened species?
Listing species as threatened – the process and reasons
Why the species in this book were chosen
Level of risk and knowledge of risk – a dynamic process
Coming off the list
An evolving process
List of threat categories
A history of threatened species recovery and management in Queensland
Extinct in Queensland
Threatened animals and regional ecosystems
How to use this book
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