GTranslate

Login | Register |

Knowledge Base

Search and create Best Practices, Resources, and Peer Reviews

Australia

Indigenous - Government Co-Management of Protected Areas: Booderee National Park and the National Framework in Australia I IUCN

This case study first describes and assesses co-management governance arrangements for Booderee
National Park on the south-east coast of Australia. It then goes on to set this examination in the broader
context of a range of other types of protected area co-management governance arrangements in
the country. Co-management of Booderee National Park raises and reflects issues from the ongoing
development of co-managed protected areas in Australia. The co-management arrangements for

Legal Framework for Protected Areas: Australia I IUCN

The Australian continent, together with its islands and marine areas, manifests high levels of biodiversity.
It has a comprehensive and globally recognized legislative and policy regime for terrestrial and marine
protected areas. Despite this generally innovative scheme, Australia continues to suffer from significant
loss of its biodiversity. This case study sets out the Australian legislative framework, policy and
principles of protected areas legislation and management at the federal level. It focuses primarily on the

Using An Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting Framework For Sustainable Management Of A World Heritage Area

A conceptual framework based on accounting principles of stocks, flows, and investment can be applied to natural capital, social and cultural capital, human capital and financial and physical capitals. Development and application of this framework can help to reveal the environmental, social and economic impacts and interactions of prevailing land use (or other management) practices, and provide a way of assessing the effectiveness of different programmes for achieving desired management objectives.

The 2020 Vision

We’re on a mission to create 20% more green space in Australia’s urban areas by 2020.

Seeing Our Old Peoples' Visions Come Alive For The Girringun Region, Australia

Australia has a growing national network of protected areas (PAs) known as the National Reserve System (NRS) which extends over two (of many) exceptional World Heritage Areas (WHAs) in Australia’s north east: the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and the Wet Tropical Rainforests of Queensland (WT). Biodiversity conservation (under legal protections of varying strictness) and multiple uses (set out by zoning and related regulations) apply in both the GBR WHA and the WT WHA.

State of Australia's Birds

The State of Australia’s Birds report series is one of Australia’s most comprehensive series tracking trends in bird populations and their health. First produced in 2003, the Reports are a go-to guide on the status of Australia’s bird populations, designed to inform decision making on land management, and direct conservation and policy that affects Australia’s birds and biodiversity. Thousands of volunteer citizen scientists around Australia make these reports possible, collecting and tracking the data that is used to identify threats and solutions.

Australia's National Landscapes: A partnership between tourism and conservation

Australia’s National Landscapes programme was inspired by the need to make Australia’s wealth of protected areas digestible for visitors, to differentiate the best natural and cultural destinations and improve the delivery of their experiences. It provides a framework for regional partners to collaborate in considering new tourism projects, infrastructure needs, conservation impacts and marketing.

The Kimberley To Cape Initiative: Strengthening Local And Landscape Scale Connections For Biodiversity Conservation And Sustainable Livelihoods From The Kimberley To Cape York

The "Kimberley to Cape Initiative" in Northern Australia is working across one quarter of a billion hectares of arguably the largest ecologically intact areas of tropical savannas, rivers and shallow seas in the world. It offers a globally significant opportunity in tropical conservation connectivity. The project aims to support development and conservation that enhances natural and cultural values and strengthens communities. Its key strategy is to establish an interconnected network of land of diverse tenures. It includes and links landscapes of particularly high conservation value, e.g.

The Tasmanian Forests ‘Peace Deal’ - A Fresh Approach To Tackling Nature Conservation And Resource Use Conflicts

Recently, a lengthy process of negotiation between timber and conservation interests led to a significant change in a decades long conflict over the use of public forests in Tasmania. An agreement was reached to protect significant additional areas of forest through industry consolidation, with support from all parties. After years of costly and divisive conflict through social, political and market lobbying and campaigning, an alternative approach of direct negotiation between the main stakeholders was undertaken.

Subscribe to Australia