How Do We Manage Terrestrial & Aquatic Biodiversity on Private Land?


Event details

Public Lecture

Date & time

Thursday 02 September 2010


Weston Lecture Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy, #132 Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor Stephen Dovers, Ms Deb Kerr and Professor Stewart Lockie


Penelope Marshall
6125 2256
Refreshments will be served following the event. This lecture is free and open to the public. Registrations required Enquiries and registrations
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Australia’s national strategy for biodiversity conservation is mostly concerned with the protection of ‘wild’ biodiversity from unsympathetic land use. This strategy both ignores the provision by biodiversity of ecosystem services that underwrite the sustainability of land-based industries and subtly shifts public understandings of the rights and responsibilities towards resource condition that inhere in private property rights. Biodiversity has no respect for demarcations between agencies and portfolios, the lines on maps of land tenure, specialisation of research disciplines, or the short times frames of forward estimates. Conserving biodiversity across landscapes and time severely challenges our current policy thinking and capacities, but recent research and practice are indicating some positive and practical ways forward.

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