Can we save the planet? Article in Science this week

A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets. Tittensor, D.P., Walpole, M., Hill, S.L.L., Boyce, D.G., Britten, G.L et al (51 authors with Fiona Leverington a very minor contributor!) In 2010 the international community, under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, agreed on 20 biodiversity-related “Aichi Targets” to be achieved within a decade. We provide a comprehensive mid-term assessment of progress toward these global targets using 55 indicator data sets. We projected indicator trends to 2020 using…

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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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