IN 2016-2017 our small team (Fiona, Ann and Greg) in conjunction with staff from PNG’s Conservation and Environment Protection Agency conducted an evaluation of all the protected areas in the country. We worked for SPREP (Secretariat of the Pactific Regional Environment Council) and UNDP, with funding from the Global Environment Fund. Whew enough acronyms! Thanks also to all the wonderful people who gave freely of their time to come to workshops. The final report can be downloaded here.PNGPA-final-130318-lo
Green turtles in north Queensland are mainly all female and scientists are concerned for the species’ future
ABC News Report http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-09/pacific-green-turtles-future-under-threat,-scientists-warn/9311280 Almost the entire green turtle population in parts of the northern Great Barrier Reef is now female, and scientists are concerned about their future. Key points: Warmer temperatures generally produce more female hatchlings In northern areas 99pc of the juvenile and subadult populations were female Scientists found for the past 20 years in some areas there had been no male hatchlings A study published today in the journal Current Biology — led by the National Oceanic…
Fires have spread beyond plantations deep into primary forests and national parks, the last strongholds of the endangered apes Source: Indonesia’s forest fires threaten a third of world’s wild orangutans | Environment | The Guardian
Fiona, MArc and some 200 other authors have combined to contribute to an ebook on protected area management. It is free to download – see the ANU website to download Protected Area Governance and Management presents a compendium of original text, case studies and examples from across the world, by drawing on the literature, and on the knowledge and experience of those involved in protected areas. The book synthesises current knowledge and cutting-edge thinking from the diverse branches of practice and…
Cows win in beef over carbon farm venture at Henbury Station – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation
This property was purchased with National Reserve System funding – will they pay it back? One risk in putting effort and funding into private protected areas!
Andrea together with our associates Ann and Greg Peterson flew up to Port Moresby today and will spend the week there meeting with UNDP and senior government officials. We are kicking off our contract to assist PNG finalise their protected area policy. Ann and Greg will be conducting four regional workshops to get some more input from stakeholders. It’s been a flurry of activity getting everything organised, with Fiona and Melitta also banging the keyboards into the night.
Qld’s national parks cattle grazing laws ‘disastrous’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Qld’s national parks cattle grazing laws ‘disastrous’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).