With more than 4,000 species threatened or at risk, nature needs us to take action now.
Edited by: Adam Stow, Macquarie University, Sydney, Norman Maclean, University of Southampton and Gregory I. Holwell, University of Auckland
Bringing together the contributions of leading conservation biologists, Austral Ark presents the special features and historical context of Austral biota, and explains what is being conserved and why. The threatening processes occurring worldwide are discussed, along with the unique conservation problems faced at regional level. At the same time, the book highlights many examples of conservation success resulting from the innovative solutions that have been developed to safeguard native species and habitats in both New Zealand and Australia. Austral Ark fills an important gap regarding wildlife gains and declines, and how best to take conservation forward to keep this extraordinary area of the world thriving.