Australia: Innovation for 21st Century Conservation

A new publication presages the future of conservation in Australia.

A paper about joint management  presented by Andrea last year at the Innovation for 21st century conservation conference can be downloaded here prd_062379.pdf.

For all the conference papers, see


Innovation for 21st Century Conservation US splash

The Nature Conservancy is pleased to join the Australian Committee for IUCN and the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources in announcing a new publication – Innovation for 21st Century Conservation. This book expresses the profound belief that retaining Australia’s unique and rich terrestrial and marine species and varied ecosystems is an urgent challenge that requires, perhaps more than anything else, innovative partnerships across sectors.

Despite the substantial efforts of many sectors to address these challenges, most indicators of species and ecological health suggest that our current progress is inadequate to stem serious species losses, especially in the face of increasing threats like climate change. This has driven a commitment to seek integrated conservation management across many tenures to support our protected areas. To make this happen, we need a willingness to explore more effective means of achieving conservation at scale with many different land managers and Indigenous and local communities.