Management of threatened invertebrates of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Michael M. Driessen, 1999. "Management of threatened invertebrates of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area", The Other 99%: The Conservation and Biodiversity of Invertebrates, Winston Ponder, Daniel Lunney
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The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is one of largest and least inhabited of the world heritage areas where natural processes and ecological systems can continue to occur in a relatively undisturbed state. It provides important habitat for 13 invertebrate species listed under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. Three are listed as endangered, three as vulnerable and seven as rare. The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, together with other organizations, continues to protect and manage these species. This paper details the threatened invertebrate species known to occur in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and provides a summary of the management issues and actions. Listing species is a useful tool for drawing attention to invertebrate conservation and threatening processes, however, maintaining habitats and minimizing threatening processes should be the primary focus for invertebrate conservation.