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Our national parks must be more than playgrounds or paddocks

What is happening in Australia? See the new article in “The Conversation” by some leading scientists: “Our national parks must be more than playgrounds or paddocks.” Photo below is on the border of Homevale National Park ( the park in the foreground, a private grazing enterprise over the fence. Notice the difference between grazed and ungrazed, even in a good season. In the heavily grazed paddock, there is no seeding grass for the many species of small birds who rely…

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May newsletter from PAPACO

The May newsletter from the West Africa Credit union fees project. I have posted the French version – please visit their site to download it in English! “Law enforcement monitoring in protected areas: necessary for conservation, but inadequate for good governance” Microsoft Word – lettreNAPA-64-0513 FR – lettreNAPA-64-0513 FR.pdf.

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Joint management and other innovations

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 http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/australia/explore/innovation-for-21st-century-conservation-in-australia.xml   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…

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Innovative and exciting work in Indonesia.

IUCN – Saving the rainforest with a groundbreaking protected area management model. Saving the rainforest with a groundbreaking protected area management model 20 March 2013 | Fact sheet Sukianto Lusli, Agus Budi Utomo and Yusup Cahyadin – Kenton Miller Award finalists for 2012 Sukianto Lusli, Agus Budi Utomo and Yusup Cahyadin have developed and implemented innovative approaches to forest conservation in Indonesia. Sukianto, Agus and Yusup of the NGO Burung Indonesia have tirelessly promoted a management framework that allows production…

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