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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.037
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... by religious fundamentalists and from the left by postmodernists, post-structuralists and others invested in the standard model of social sciences that emphasises culture as distinct from the biological substrate of minds and bodies. Evolution also faces threats from within when biologists themselves concede...
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
... continue to prevaricate over addressing climate change other threats continue to cause loss and degradation of biodiversity. Unless there are continuing and increased measures to address these other threats, then by the time greenhouse mitigation measures start to have effect biodiversity will have been...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.018
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... - Cabramurra) in New South Wales, and Mt Bogong - Mt Higginbotham and Mt Buller in Victoria. Populations have shown signs of rapid decline over the last 15 years. The duration of snow cover and time of snow melt appear to be linked to the survival rate of the Mountain Pygmy-possum which is under severe threat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... forms, such as alpine, desert and tropical dingoes were dispelled. Hybridisation with domestic dogs remains the greatest threat to the continued existence of pure dingo populations. Hybrids exist in wild populations from northern, central and north-western Australia, and it appears that only hybrids...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.028
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Climate change represents a serious threat to Vietnam, to its protected area system and to the preservation of its biodiversity. The country is recognised as being one of those that will be most effected by climate change. It also contains significant biological diversity (10-16% of the world's...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.054
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... The most striking feature that links all the contributions to the theme of Science under siege: zoology under threat , is the rejection of the notion that science is optional in our society, i.e. that science can be ignored, even derided. In the main, these anti-science worldviews derive from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.062
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... In Australia, invasive terrestrial pest species have been implicated in the decline of a number of threatened species. Under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 , pest threats can be listed as Key Threatening Processes which require the preparation of Threat Abatement Plans...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.018
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... that the lessons of their professional experience continue to go unheeded by the broader community, and that this increases their feeling of disillusionment. The paper examines the Australian Bureau of Statistics' report Measures of Australia's Progress in the context of the threats facing Australian fauna...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
..., frequently outside the existing National Park system, and highlights the high conservation value of the remaining bush in the area. The paper is limited by the paucity of documentation regarding the local environment. Future threats to the area and responses to these threats are briefly discussed. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.899
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.005
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... forest and woodland types of the Northern Territory, noting characteristics of their fauna and their main management issues. The conservation threats are pervasive and insidious: landscape-wide degradation by weeds and exotic animals, and sub-optimal fire regimes. Largely unrecognised in the general...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.009
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... Seabirds face a range of threats, both on land and at sea. Consequently, a high proportion of seabirds worldwide, are currently threatened. This paper reviews the principal threatening processes that affect seabirds in New South Wales. Thirteen of the fourteen species of threatened seabirds...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... similar conservation threats, primarily disruptions to water-ways used for foraging, disturbance at cave roost sites and the possible reduction of suitable foraging habitat associated with aspects of human-enhanced climate change. These overarching conservation issues are highlighted by several studies...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Climate change will exacerbate the suite of existing threats to biodiversity posed by human activity. While climate change considerations are currently incorporated into aspects of coastal land use planning in New South Wales, little effort has been made to include climate change considerations...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... with contemporary Aboriginal insight in an attempt to better understand the nature of past and present mammal distributions. Discussion includes the challenges of reconciling vastly different databases, changes in knowledge systems over time and the potential knowledge such reconciling could reveal. Threats...
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 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... and appear frequently in some jurisdictions but are not regularly discussed in scientific circles. Evidence from the US suggests that even the threat of such litigation can stifle public comment and change scientific monitoring and reporting practices. Cases identified as SLAPPs mostly fail in court...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Invasive animals include introduced and native animals that have or may become overabundant and pose threats to agriculture, the environment or human health and safety. Following its successful bid to the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program, a new Invasive Animals CRC...
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. ...