Conservation Oceania Style: Highlighting Oceania’s Unique Approaches to Conservation
Pacific Conservation Biology Special Issue 22(2)Edited by:
This Special Issue of Pacific Conservation Biology looks at conservation solutions in Oceania, capturing the diversity of nations, cultures and environments in the region.
Oceania is a diverse region encompassing Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, New Zealand, and Polynesia, and it contains six of the world’s 39 hotspots of diversity. In addition to being biodiverse, the region is also culturally diverse, containing close to a quarter of the world’s languages and some of its oldest cultures. Despite this history, the region has a poor record for extinctions and there are widespread threats to biodiversity. This makes the region a priority for immediate and sustained conservation action. This Special Issue of Pacific Conservation Biology looks at conservation solutions in Oceania, capturing the diversity of nations, cultures and environments in the region. + Full description
The issue is organised by the major threats faced in the region: habitat loss, over exploitation and invasive species. These threats have been assessed as the largest threats for the region (based on proportion of species affected). Case studies (framed as coupled problem–solutions) represent work being done across the region, including examples from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. These case studies present contrasting approaches across regions and realms. Drawing from these case studies, the discussion focuses on both successes and failures faced by conservation in the region and lessons learned that can be applied to other regions.
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DetailsPaperback | July 2016 | $ 75.00
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing