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Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge on Australia’s biodiversity. The book describes the unique features of Australia’s species and focuses on solutions for the future. Available for free download in multiple formats.
An introduction to the book including it's aims, intended readership and options for downloading a copy of the book or one or more of the chapters.
Find out about the value of biodiversity to human societies and how human values can inform management of Australia’s biodiversity.
Find out about the major factors that have shaped Australia's unique biodiversity and how new technologies are revealing some surprises in the evolutionary story.
Evidence from monitoring shows that Australia's biodiversity is declining and pressure on biodiversity is increasing.
Land managers in Australia are using an array of different measures to manage threats to biodiversity.
Sustaining Australia’s biodiversity across a network of protected areas, complemented by whole of landscape conservation management, is one of our greatest environmental challenges.
Indigenous concepts that connect people to their Country and to living things through a web of relationships are akin to the meaning of the English term biodiversity.
The abundance of many species of Australian plants and animals has been greatly changed by modern agricultural and forestry practices.
Urban biodiversity matters. It connects city dwellers with the natural environment, enhances recreational spaces and serves practical functions like cooling the air and reducing stormwater run-off.
Science is helping to address the two big challenges of understanding the biodiversity in our oceans and agreeing on goals for its management.
Australia’s inland waters support a rich diversity of life, impacted by boom-and-bust extremes in water availability and vulnerable to extraction of water for human uses.
The wealth that mining creates gives the industry the opportunity to manage its impacts and have a positive effect on biodiversity.
There are grounds for optimism in the face of the challenges to managing Australia's biodiversity, yet also a need for a greater effort to halt the decline.
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Last updated: Last updated: 24 February 2015
Printed from: CSIRO's Biodiversity Book (http://csiroaucd2-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/Research/Environment/Biodiversity/Biodiversity-book)