Biodiversity conservation and ecologically sustainable development

J. J. Mott, P. B. Bridgewater

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    Abstract

    Australia is one of 12 mega-diverse countries that together account for 75% of the total diversity of the planet. The Aboriginal people have interacted with the land for more than 60 000 years but the reality of modern Australia is that the landscapes are the result of large-scale alterations caused by the rapid application of European-style agricultural and pastoral regimes. This article examines the human impacts in Australia and argues that only by careful management of the whole of the country and taking special notice of the Australian context and species and communities can the biodiversity be sustained. The importance of establishing an adequate management infrastructure is emphasised. -L.Wright

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)284-287
    Number of pages4
    JournalSearch
    Volume23
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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    Mott, J. J., & Bridgewater, P. B. (1992). Biodiversity conservation and ecologically sustainable development. Search, 23(9), 284-287.