The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017 (Hardback)David G. Chapple (author), Reid Tingley (author), Nicola J. Mitchell (author), Stewart L. Macdonald (author), J. Scott Keogh (author), Glenn M. Shea (author), Philip Bowles (author), Neil A. Cox (author), John Z. Woinarski (author)
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The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017 provides the first comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of Australian squamates in 25 years. Conservation assessments are provided for 986 species of Australian lizards and snakes (including sea snakes). Over the past 25 years there has been a substantial increase in the number of species and families recognised within Australia. There has also been an increase in the range and magnitude of threatening processes with the potential to impact squamates. This has resulted in an increase in the proportion of the Australian squamate fauna that is considered Threatened. Notably over this period, the first known extinction (post-European settlement) of an Australian reptile species occurred - an indication of the increasingly urgent need for better knowledge and management of this fauna. Six key recommendations are presented to improve the conservation management and plight of Australian squamates. This Action Plan represents an essential resource for research scientists, conservation biologists, conservation managers, environmental consultants, policy makers from Commonwealth and State/Territory governments, and the herpetological community.
FEATURESFirst assessment of the conservation status of the Australian squamate fauna in 25 years.Complete assessment of the 986 Australian squamate reptile species recognised as at 2017.Analysis of the changes in conservation status of the squamate fauna over the past 25 years.Draft conservation assessments for the species described between the 2017 workshops and the 31st August 2018.Development of six key recommendations to improve the conservation management of Australian squamates.
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Number of pages: 680
Weight: 3265 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
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