Using maths to decide when to put dogs on leashes

One dog’s fun is another bird’s terror. Repeated disturbance by dogs can stress and even kill shorebirds. (Photo by Kiran Dhanjal-Adams)

Using maths to decide when to put dogs on leashes

Reducing the threat to our endangered migratory shorebirds Key messages: We sought the most cost-effective allocation of patrol effort among sites with a limited budget to help manage disturbances to migratory shorebirds We demonstrate a straightforward objective method for allocating enforcement effort while accounting for diminishing returns on investment over multiple visits to the same […]

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The Great Barrier Reef is under threat from runoff from the adjacent
coastline carrying nutrients, sediments and pesticides.
(Image Debra James, WWF)

Prioritising catchment projects for the GBR

‘Shopping’ for the GBR – it’s a question of benefit, cost AND feasibility KEY MESSAGES: Prioritisation of catchment management projects using cost-effectiveness can increase the outcome several fold A clear quantifiable objective is critical to making wise investment decisions A graphic display of cost-effectiveness helps to evaluate trends and aids in decision making If you […]

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Australian cities critical for threatened wildlife

Australian cities can help conserve the country’s endangered animals and plants say CEED scientists. New research reveals that Australian cities still retain a remarkable number of threatened species. All Australian cities and towns contain species that are officially listed as threatened. Sydney has the most, at 126 species, Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia has the most […]

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Focussing on the fox alone might unleash the rabbit population creating an even bigger impact on the threatened species being managed for.

Threat management and conservation priorities

Accounting for the interactions between management actions Key messages threatened species face multiple threats that need managing effective management requires a consideration of how management actions for different threats might act together considering management interactions when choosing conservation priorities is not common Threatened plants and animals often face multiple threats, each of which require different […]

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According to the IUCN, the koala has been identified as one of ten species globally that is most vulnerable to climate change due to a
decline in the nutritional quality of food trees resulting from increased
atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide. See http://cmsdata.iucn.org/
downloads/fact_sheet_red_list_koala.pdf for more info. (Photo by B Balch)

Conservation prioritisation for koalas

Where east meets west, where best to invest? For species that are increasingly threatened by the combined effects of habitat loss and climate change, we need to identify priority regions where we should be focussing our conservation efforts. In the case of specialist leaf-eaters, considering the effects of climate change on the distributions of their […]

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Ex situ conservation at the ANBG

Australia’s commitment to preserving its native plant biodiversity is shown by its domestic policy goals and by the international agreements Australia has entered into. While the protection and enhancement of the habitat of native species (sometimes called in situ conservation) is obviously a priority, it is also recognised that ex situ conservation may be necessary to prevent the extinction of some species.

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