Networks of land managed for conservation across different tenures have rapidly increased in number (and popularity) in Australia over the past two decades. These include iconic large-scale initiatives such as Gondwana Link, the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Habitat 141 , and the South Australian NatureLinks, as well as other, landscape-scale approaches such as Biosphere Reserves and Conservation Management Networks. This book draws out lessons from a variety of established and new connectivity conservation initiatives from around Australia, and is complemented by international examples.
James Fitzsimons is the Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Australia and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University. Through his role at TNC, James is involved in large, landscape-scale networks at a number of levels, including as a key partner of the Gondwana Link initiative, involvement on stakeholder reference groups for the Northern Territory Eco-link and Victorian Conservation Management Networks, and regularly provides expert advice to governments on the issue. He has published widely in the fields of conservation planning and policy. Ian Pulsford is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the establishment and management of protected areas. He led the establishment of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, Australia's first continental-scale conservation corridor network that spans both public and private lands. He has experience in the application of conservation mechanisms and activities both on the ground with landholders and the community, and at the strategic and policy levels within government. Geoff Wescott , currently Associate Professor in Environment at Deakin University, has previously been Deputy Chair of the Board of Parks Victoria, Convenor of the Victorian National Parks Advisory Council, a member of the Victorian Coastal Council and the National Oceans Advisory Group, Executive Director of the Conservation Council of Victoria and is a Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. He has published over 180 publications, including four books, numerous chapters in technical volumes and journal articles.
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