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The State of Wildlife in Australia and New Zealand

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.

  • A unique synthesis by Australia and New Zealand's leading conservation biologists about wildlife gains and declines in this area
  • Provides an insight into the threatening processes occurring worldwide as well as the unique conservation problems faced in this region
  • Highlights Australia and New Zealand's many historical and contemporary environmental differences as well as commonalities
  • Includes special boxes emphasising examples and case studies, offering 'real world' examples of the key issues and solutions

Conservation on the Cambridge Core Blog

  • Ecotourism transforms attitudes to marine conservation
  • 11 May 2020, Cambridge University Press
  • An Oryx study has shown how ecotourism in the Philippines has transformed people’s attitudes towards marine conservation. Researchers from the University of Victoria in Canada and Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE), visited three sites where tourists pay to swim with whale sharks in the wild.…...

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