Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production

Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production

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Australiaa€™s experience in community-based environmental repair is unique in the world, with no shortage of analysis by bureaucrats, academics and environmentalists. This collection of 17 case studies gives a view from ground level. It includes heroic accounts of families who changed their way of farming and their relationship to the land so significantly they found they could stop hand-feeding stock during a drought and see the bush coming back. It describes the experience with a€˜bush tendersa€™, which were oversubscribed, as farmers competed with each other for stewardship payments to manage their grazing lands for endangered ground-nesting birds as well as beef and wool. And it tells of a group of wheat growers who plant patches of grassland for beneficial insects that save them tens of thousands of dollars a year in pesticide bills. The case studies arose from a meeting of 250 farmers, foresters and fishers from all Australian states, who met in Launceston as guests of the community group Tamar Natural Resource Management to reflect on the question: a€˜Is it possible to be good environmental managers and prosper in our businesses?a€™ As well as tales of environmental hope, there are also messages about the limits of duty of care, the need to share the costs of achieving societya€™s expectations, and the possibility of learning from unlikely places. Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production includes the seven a€˜Tamar Principlesa€™, distilled by the delegates from the meeting for those on the front line.Threatened fauna manual for production forests in Tasmania (rev. edn). ... In Species conservation and management: case studies (eds HR Akcakaya, MA Burgman, O Kindvall, CC Wood, P Sjogren-Gulve, ... 150a€“161. Oxford University Press: New York. Grove SJ aamp; Meggs J (2003). Coarse woody debris biodiversity andanbsp;...

Title:Biodiversity: Integrating Conservation and Production
Author:Tony Norton, Ted Lefroy, Kay Bailey, Greg Unwin
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2008-09-08


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