Priority threat management for imperilled species of the Queensland Brigalow Belt

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Ponce Reyes, Rocio; Firn, Jennifer; Nicol, Sam; Chades, Iadine; Martin, Tara; Stratford, Danial; Whitten, Stuart; Carwardine, Josie


2016-01-12


Report


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This report presents a costed and prioritised set of threat management strategies for protecting 179 of the most threatened native plant and animal species of the Brigalow Belt bioregion, a highly modified biodiversity hotspot covering 20% of Queensland, Australia. The 12 strategies outlined were designed through a consultation process with 40 experts and stakeholders in biodiversity and land management of the region, using the best available scientific data and expert knowledge. We prioritise strategies by their ecological cost-effectiveness, which is the expected improvement in persistence of the imperilled species generated by the strategy divided by its expected cost of implementation over the next 50 years. We assess which combinations of strategies offer the best investment options under limited budgets and provide guidance for assisting with management decisions for protecting the iconic biodiversity of the region.


CSIRO


CSIRO


Threat management, biodiversity, Priority setting, conservation, Brigalow Belt, Cost-effectiveness analaysis


Conservation and Biodiversity


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https://doi.org/10.4225/08/58542c54413ee


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This report has been placed on the CSIRO repository and may be made available to persons outside of CSIRO for non commercial purposes, in its entirety and without deletion of disclaimers and copyright information.


EP154521


Technical Report (Author)


English


9781486305780


Ponce Reyes, Rocio; Firn, Jennifer; Nicol, Sam; Chades, Iadine; Martin, Tara; Stratford, Danial; Whitten, Stuart; Carwardine, Josie. Priority threat management for imperilled species of the Queensland Brigalow Belt. CSIRO: CSIRO; 2016. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/58542c54413ee



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