The Australian Committee for IUCN
Celebrating 70 years of IUCN – for a just world that values and conserves nature
The Australian Committee brings together expertise from across Australia's governments, non-government organisations and academics in a unique network to advise on best practice environmental policy in Australia and beyond.
A key component of ACIUCN's work is producing high-quality, science-based, peer-reviewed publications from a range of workshops, roundtables and annual symposia, which are produced in partnership with ACIUCN member organisations. The expertise in these publications advise on best practice environmental policy making in Australia and beyond.
All ACIUCN publications can be downloaded free of charge below and printed copies are available for purchase by contacting ACIUCN.
1. High Level Fora
The Australian Committee continues to hold high-level fora on important environmental topics.
Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Australia’s continuing role
2. The Science Informing Policy Symposium Series
One of ACIUCN's flagship event series is the annual Science Informing Policy Symposium Series. This series has produced the following full publications by leading Australian experts on environmental research and policy from across governments, NGOs and academia. These publications provide decision makers with science-based and independent information to inform better policy and will benefit students by providing a broad spectrum of current information and views.
Maintaining Australia's Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation
Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services
This publication is based on the presentations made to the Valuing Nature Symposium held in Brisbane, July 2014.
Australia's Marine Environment: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
This Statement was developed as a key output of the Symposium, True Blue: Progress, challenges and opportunities for Australia’s marine environment, held in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in June 2013.
Australia's World Heritage: Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional
This publication was developed as a key output of the symposium Australia's World Heritage: Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional, held in 2012 in partnership with the Wet Tropics Management Authority and supported by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
Innovation for 21st Century Conservation
This publication was developed as a key output of the symposium Innovation for 21st Century Conservation, held in 2012 in partnership with the South Australian Government, The Nature Conservancy and IUCN WCPA.
The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Climate Change Mitigation
This publication was developed as a key output of the symposium The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Climate Change Mitigation, held in 2011 in partnership with the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University