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2017 Maintaining Australia's Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation

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Maintaining Australia's Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation

The Australian Committee for IUCN (ACIUCN) and its partners are pleased to present the new publication Maintaining Australia's Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation.

This new Statement celebrates Australia’s world class leadership in many conservation initiatives. It recognises that with our environment continuing to face critical threats, there is an urgent need to reprioritise broad, long-term, multi-partisan support for the protection of our environment and to secure it as a major national priority.

The Statement covers a series of important policy recommendations, from strong action on climate change; revitalising the National Reserve System and connectivity principles; reforming environmental laws and strengthening support for science and Indigenous knowledge; to valuing nature as Australia's natural capital and a critical component of a strong Australian economy.

This publication is the output of the 2016 Science Informing Policy Symposium, held in partnership with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas; the Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University; the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy. It was developed with input by over 130 conservation professionals from governments, NGOs and academic institutions at the symposium.

The event was generously supported by The Thomas Foundation, with layout and design provided by the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

The publication provides decision makers with science-based and independent information to inform better policy.


The Science Informing Policy Symposium Series

Find out more about ACIUCN's flagship event series the Science Informing Policy Symposium Series. Bringing together leading Australian and international environmental experts from across governments, NGOs and academia to advise on best practice environmental policy and decision making.

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