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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 June 2017
... that, conserving biodiversity will remain a radical idea. My approach to the dangerous idea of conserving all our fauna We can see how radical this idea is through an examination of the State of the Environment reports. These official reports from both the Commonwealth A dangerous idea in action: the hegemony...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.035
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... The conservation of NSW bat species is examined within the framework of the procedure for threatened species recovery, Priorities Action Statements (PAS), introduced in 2005 by the NSW government to replace the previous requirement to prepare recovery plans. One of the merits of the PAS...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.017
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The Action Plan for Australian Reptiles has been prepared by Dr Hal Cogger and his associates at the Australian Museum under a consultancy to the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. The Plan, which is due for publication at the end of 1993, reviews the conservation status of Australian...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.035
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The Action Plan for Australian frogs was hampered by grossly inadequate information on populations, and problems created by the criteria for recognizing species under threat. Only by the devotion of substantial resources can the plight of Australian frogs be recognized and resolved. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.062
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... is owned by councils, is privately-owned or are roadside remnants. Listing and requirement for permits to collect may restrict contributions by amateurs to the biology, range extensions and taxonomy of threatened taxa. Recovery actions must include an assessment of the current distribution and identify...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.065
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... Vision statements and key action statements are primary and useful tools for threatened species recovery and threat abatement. In this chapter I provide a view of the necessary vision and key action statements. Listing a species or biological entity through threatened species legislation may...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... When scientists come under attack, it is predictable that the attackers will use methods to minimise public outrage over the attack, including covering up the action, devaluing the target, reinterpreting what is happening, using official processes to give an appearance of justice...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... A review of the writings of prominent scientists since the 1970s showed a reluctance to accept the realities of anthropogenic climate change until late in the first decade of the 21st Century. Sceptics, deniers, and vested interests used the indecision of the scientific community to delay action...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Climate change is an extremely important issue, and even if action to address it occurs now, environmental changes already in train have the potential to have considerable impacts on biodiversity. If action is delayed the inevitable impacts will be greater. However, while our politicians...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.020
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... their assets, but are also ensuring that wildlife habitat lost from western New South Wales is slowly replaced. There are many different groups and programmes established to counter the decline of land condition, including Salt Action, Green River Bank Project, New South Wales Tree Forum, Trees on Farms...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.064
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... shark Carcharias taurus. In the 1970s, well over a decade prior to their listing as threatened, there were concerns over the population status of both fish, and various actions were initiated to help preserve and maintain stocks. For example, both species were totally protected from fishing in 1984...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.020
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... for distinguishing optimal management solutions. In contrast, it is argued that community-based conservation is not guided by any evident paradigm; actions can be grouped instead into different themes that have been labelled here as reactive, interactive, proactive and opportunistic. Because research can address...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Scientists presenting inconvenient facts or ideas that run counter to commercial interests may place themselves at risk of legal action. Frivolous or even vexatious lawsuits are a recognized tool for silencing criticism of corporate or individual commercial interests, particularly where...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... for almost all species, although amphibian and reptile atlases, currently under preparation by the Parks and Wildlife Service, should improve this situation considerably. The highest priority for action to conserve the fauna is for the State Government to pass legislation to protect native species. Actions...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.001
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... and managers powerful policy cues for action, including the urgency of funding long-term scientific studies. This review and the chapters of the book provide directions and emphases for the policies indicated by the Commission. Urgent action is required if the future of Australia’s forest fauna...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... species in greatest need of protection. The amendments change the focus from recovery plans to recovery ‘action’, primarily through ensuring that there is approved conservation advice at all times for each listed threatened species and ecological community. The Minister can decide whether a recovery plan...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... pathways of introduction, and the potential threats the invading species presents to the receiving environment. We suggest immediate action is required to ascertain the invasive potential of this species. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.061
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... the conservation status of herpetofauna in Queensland suggest that there is an increasing number of species requiring conservation action and the likely direction of the new Nature Conservation Regulation as it relates to recreational herpetology is discussed. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... on conservation action, are the most effective ways to influence visitor's conservation behaviours (AZA, 2006). Zoos can provide memorable and motivating animal encounters. However, Government legislation, strategies, procedures and policies must be followed to ensure that zoos are meeting the health and welfare...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Megan C. Fabian; Amelia S. Cook; Julie M. Old ABSTRACT People's behaviour towards the conservation of Australian wildlife is important, because people's actions are the main causative factor associated with the demise and future recovery of wildlife conservation. We investigated the type...