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ACIUCN launches new book

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Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services

24 November 2015 / Baker & McKenzie

Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, is presented with the new ACIUCN Valuing Nature book in Canberra by Peter Cochrane, ACIUCN Honorary LIfetime Member and previous Director, Parks Australia.

The Valuing Nature book presented by its editors (from left): Prof. Brendan Mackey, Penelope Figgis (lead editor), James Fitzsimons and Jason Irving.


From left: ACIUCN Director, Katherine Zischka introducing the publication; Lead editor, Penelope Figgis presenting the symposium background and development; Professor Brendan Mackey presenting the publication's key messaging.


On 24 November 2015, the Australian Committee for IUCN (ACIUCN) proudly launched its latest publication Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services, the fifth in the ACIUCN Science Informing Policy symposium series.

The book was introduced by ACIUCN Director, Katherine Zischka with insights on the development and key messaging of the publication presented by lead editor, Penelope Figgis AO and co-editor Professor Brendan Mackey.

Held at Baker & McKenzie law firm in Sydney, who generously provided the venue, the launch was attended by a broad audience of publication editors, authors, member partners, as well as government and private sector representatives.

ACIUCN extends its thanks to the following contributors, without whom the publication would not have been possible:

Publication partners:

  • Griffith University
  • Parks Victoria
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts, and
  • Australian Conservation Foundation, and
  • The South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) also provided graphic design expertise.

Editorial team:

  • Lead editor Penelope Figgis AO
  • Professor Brendan Mackey (Griffith University)
  • James Fitzsimons (The Nature Conservancy)
  • Jason Irving (DEWNR) and
  • Pepe Clarke (previously Nature Conservation Council of NSW).

Access the new book:
Find out more about the excellent publication, which discusses the importance of valuing nature and the benefits that ecosystem services provide, with perspectives from across Australian governments, non-government organisations (NGOs), indigenous, academic and social science experts.


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