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By James Fitzsimons, Ian Pulsford, Geoff Wescott

Networks of land controlled for conservation throughout varied tenures have speedily elevated in quantity (and recognition) in Australia over the last twenty years. those contain iconic large-scale tasks akin to Gondwana hyperlink, the good jap levels Initiative, Habitat 141°, and the South Australian NatureLinks, in addition to different, landscape-scale techniques equivalent to Biosphere Reserves and Conservation administration Networks.

This e-book attracts out classes from a number of verified and new connectivity conservation projects from round Australia, and is complemented by way of foreign examples. Chapters are written by means of leaders within the box of creating and working connectivity networks, in addition to key ecological and social scientists and specialists in governance.

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The peninsula effect: habitat correlated species decline in Florida’s herpetofauna. Journal of Biogeography 14, 551–56. Muller E and Barborak J (2010). Mesoamerican biological corridor. In: Connectivity ­Conservation Management: A Global Guide.  183–191. Earthscan, London. NWCPAG (2012). Draft National Wildlife ­Corridors Plan. National Wildlife ­Corridors Plan Advisory Group, Canberra. Plumptre A, Kujirakwinja D, Owiunji I, Buhanga E, Mbula D, and Rwetsiba A (2010). ­Conserving connectivity in the Greater Virunga landscape.

The Apennines (European Alps to the Mediterranean). In: Connectivity ­Conservation Management: A Global Guide. (Eds GL Worboys, W Francis and M Lockwood) pp. 279–282. Earthscan, London. Sandwith T, Ranger S, and Venter J (2010). Joining the dots: stewardship for connectivity conservation in the Cederberg Mountains, Cape Floristic region, South Africa. In: Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide. (Eds GL Worboys, W Francis and M Lockwood) pp. 55–69. Earthscan, London. SCBD (2010a). Strategic Plan for Biodiversity Conservation 2011–2020.

Active management is more than just restoration and tree planting. It may take the form of working to build capacity with local communities, weed control, pest animal control, fire management, ­pollution management and the regulation of illegal activities. Typically, scientific data and information are used to help identify strategic management priorities. In 2006 and 2008, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas convened international meetings of connectivity conservation managers to help develop guidance for corridor management.

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