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Austral Ark: The State of Wildlife in Australia and New Zealand Hardcover – 22 Dec 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1107033542 ISBN-10: 1107033543 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (22 December 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107033543
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107033542
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.4 x 25.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.6 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This splendid book is a unique up-to-date synthesis of the global values, threats to existence and conservation of Australian and New Zealand wildlife. The authors illuminate the challenges faced by a remarkable selection of plant species and vegetation types, vertebrates and invertebrates; on land, in surface and underground freshwater, and the oceans. The growing list of threats to wildlife is assessed, with particular focus on global warming, changing wildfire patterns, plant, animal - and microbial invasions, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Useful examples of successful conservation projects are reinforced by templates for the design of conservation reserves on land and in the oceans. The book captures the urgency of the current situation, throwing new light on the modern requirements for wildlife conservation science and policy in this mega-diverse region. In achieving this, it crucially informs conservation efforts worldwide.' Andrew Beattie, Macquarie University, Sydney

'Whether a reader is embarking on a career in conservation, ecology, evolution, or biology or just wants to understand the current state of Australian and New Zealand wildlife and what is being done to secure its future, Austral Ark is essential reading.' Tara Martin, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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Australia and New Zealand are home to remarkable and unique flora and fauna. Unfortunately tough, major losses to biodiversity have occurred since European contact. Austral Ark fills an important gap by presenting a research-informed synthesis of the current issues facing the Australasian biota and the challenges involved in their conservation.

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