The conservation problem
This project will improve the design and implementation of cost-effective monitoring for threatened species through:
Project 18.104.22.168 Using reintroductions to understand causes of mammal declines and extinctions at Booderee National Park
Project 22.214.171.124 Monitoring Threatened Species on Indigenous lands: Bilbies in the Martu Determination
Project 3.2.3 Bioacoustic monitoring of breeding in glossy and red-tailed black-cockatoos
Project 126.96.36.199 Using drones for biodiversity monitoring
Project 188.8.131.52 Thermal imaging for biodiversity monitoring
Project 3.2.5 Arid zone monitoring: Surveys for vertebrates across arid and semi-arid zones
Project 3.2.6 Evidence-based management protocols for recovery of multiple threatened woodland birds
Keeping an eye and ear out for threatened species
Endangered bilby connects communities across time and space
Collaborating for conservation: Species monitoring
Image: Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo by Matt Francey/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
The TSR Hub has gathered monitoring experts, and managers who need and use monitoring information, from all over Australia to discuss the value of, and many challenges involved in, monitoring threatened biodiversity. This had led to a national assessment of the adequacy of threatened species monitoring in Australia, a framework to guide and assess monitoring programs and a new authoritative book.
Given the vital importance of monitoring in the fight against extinctions, the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has released a national assessment of Australia's monitoring. The assessment has found that overall, over a third of Australia's threatened animals received no monitoring at all, and where monitoring does exist, it is often inadequate, putting many species at risk.
There are many strong and conflicting views about native forest logging in the Victorian Central Highlands, so where do policy makers begin? Two new videos look at an environmental economic accounting analysis for the region, including the value of different industries.
Experienced practitioners from diverse organisations came together to discuss threatened species monitoring at the workshop entitled ‘Enhancing Monitoring for Threatened Species to Improve Conservation Outcomes.’