“The Management of Australia’s threatened birds”

By Tim Holmes, PhD candidate,

Environmental Decisions Group, UQ

Tuesday 26 June 2012, 7.30pm, at RGSQ


How effective are we at planning for the conservation of Australia’s threatened birds? Well, we still fail dismally at reversing the overall decline of biodiversity. In the last ten years 5.5% of Australia’s extant bird species have been uplisted, i.e. gone to a category of increased risk of extinction, and 1.4% have been downlisted. Currently 17% of our bird species require conservation action. Substantial amounts have been spent on attempting to keep them from becoming extinct. The flesh-footed shearwater (pictured) is one of those species that is in decline due to loss of breeding habitat and being caught as by-catch by longline fishing. Tim will present his research investigating the role of planning in the conservation of Australia’s threatened birds and to determine which approaches enhance conservation.



Dr Jayne Fenton Keane

Manager, Inspiring Australia (Qld)

Chair National Science Week (Qld)

Chair Qld Science Communicators Network

PO Box 3300  | South Brisbane  bc  | Queensland  | Australia


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