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Desert park in flood

The Diamantina River is many kilometres wide as the Channel Country lives up to its name. Photos by Chris Mitchell. Diamantina National Park is the only protected area the river flows through in Queensland, on its long journey to Lake Eyre.

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PNG protected area policy

Andrea and Fiona spent a week in Port Moresby last month meeting with the senior protected area staff in PNG, to facilitate their new polocy on protected areas. More information to come as the policy develops!  

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Enquiry into Australian “Green Tape”

Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops On Thursday, 27 February 2014 the Minister for the Environment, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops. The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Friday, 11 April 2014. Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information. In order to facilitate…

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Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

A new study published about lions in West Africa. Our associate Lauren Coad is a co-author Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa By John R. Platt | January 8, 2014 |  23 Email Print Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for the elusive and rarely studied West African lion. The…

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A new chapter for protected area management effectiveness!

Protected Area Solutions, in partnership with UniQuest, is currently finalising a contract to continue the previous work of some of our members on the international scope of protected area management effectiveness. We will be working with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge UK and an advisory group to further develop and update the databases on management effectiveness generally and the management effectiveness tracking tool specifically, so we can analayse and report on how protected areas are faring worldwide.

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