Tag: Biodiversity

How can the precautionary principle be more effectively applied in biodiversity conservation?

Abstract The precautionary principle is Principle 15 of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. It states that “Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason

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Recovering Rainforest – 2007 Queensland Rainforest Forum

2007 Queensland Rainforest Forum Program

Inspired by the 1998 WWF SEQ Rainforest Recovery Conference and the SEQ Rainforest Recovery Cross Regional Implementation Program (SEQRRCRIP), the 2007 Queensland Rainforest Forum also had the theme “Recovering Rainforest”. The 2007 Forum attracted over 260 delegates and asked “Ten

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Biodiversity Recovery Plan for Gatton and Laidley Shires, South-East Queensland 2003-2008

Gatton Laidley Biodiversity Recovery Plan Version 2

The Biodiversity Recovery Plan for Gatton and Laidley Shires, South-East Queensland 2003-2008 takes a multi-species recovery planning approach, addressing the conservation and recovery of all known significant species and ecological communities within the defined local government areas of Gatton and

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2002 Southern Queensland Biodiversity Conference

2002 Southern Queensland Biodiversity Conference Proceedings

The 2002 Southern Queensland Biodiversity Conference addressed the themes of biodiversity planning, weed threats to biodiversity, conservation and restoration efforts, and people and biodiversity and was followed by a biodiversity skills course.

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Land and Environmental Management Plan for Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (S.S.A.A.) Lockyer Branch Inc.

Land and Environmental Management Plan SSAA Shooting Range Lockyer Valley

I prepared a Land and Environmental Management Plan (LEMP) for the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (S.S.A.A.) Lockyer Branch Inc. to support their development application for a Shooting Range in Gatton Shire.

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Holistic Natural Resource Management of Crows Nest Shire (‘Project Green Nest’)

Natural Resource Management Strategy for Crows Nest Shire

The ‘Holistic Natural Resource Management of Crows Nest Shire Project’, which I coordinated in 2001-2,  saw Queensland’s Crows Nest Shire become one of the first rural local governments in Australia to implement an incentive-based NRM program that included an environmental

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2001 Southern Queensland Biodiversity Recovery Conference

2001 Southern Queensland Biodiversity Conference Proceedings

How do we maximise the ability of Regional Vegetation Management Plans (RVMPs) process, the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAPSWQ), Natural Heritage Trust Stage Two (NHT2) and other key processes and initiatives to deliver biodiversity conservation outcomes?

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2000 South East Queensland Biodiversity Recovery Conference

2000 South East Queensland Biodiversity Conference Proceedings

I initiated, organised and convened the 2000 South-East Queensland Biodiversity Recovery Conference, which had the theme Taking Biodiversity Conservation “From Vision to Reality”. Held at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus from 21-26 October 2000, the conference brought together almost

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Gatton Shire Biodiversity Strategy

Gatton Shire Biodiversity Strategy

I prepared the Gatton Shire Biodiversity Strategy in 2000 as a component of the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) funded Gatton Shire Vegetation Assessment and Conservation Project. The Strategy advanced innovative win-win solutions to benefit both biodiversity and the landholders and

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1998 WWF South-East Queensland Rainforest Recovery Conference

1998 South East Queensland Rainforest Conference Proceedings

While working with the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF), I organised and convened the 1998 South-East Queensland Rainforest Recovery Conference, titled Rainforest Recovery for the New Millennium. The conference brought together landholders, government bodies, scientists and Landcare and

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