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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.

Working With Responsibility To Support Sustainable Solutions To The Freshwater Management

One of the possibilities for recognizing the interdependence of humans and nature is through values and a framework of ethics. In the case of freshwater in New Zealand, various legal solutions have been proposed to settle Maori interests in water. One solution is the vesting of water as a ‘person’ in law, as in Whanganui and Te Urewera. The proposed sale of a hydroelectric company's state assets triggered a Maori claim to activate recognition of Maori interests in fresh water. The case took the argument that sales cannot proceed until Maori interests are settled.

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