Tools, Techniques and Policy Pathways Summary

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In 2011, the Landscapes and Policy Hub set out to answer the question ‘What would a whole of landscape approach to biodiversity conservation look like?’ 
Focusing on two case study areas, the Tasmanian Midlands and the Australian Alps, we have developed a range of tools, techniques and policy pathways to help planners and environmental managers make decisions. These tools are designed to help managers consider the multiple impacts of human and natural influences on biodiversity over entire regions, and identify where they can most effectively intervene to protect and improve natural values.  
The tools and techniques outlined in this summary were developed in partnership with the Department of the Environment and land managers from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Parks Victoria, NSW Parks and Wildlife Service, the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, the Australian Alps Liaison Committee, NRM groups, Greening Australia, Bush Heritage and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.
Tools & Techniques featured include:
  • A new tool to help manage invasive animals (SPADE)
  • Designing corridors for threatened species (GAP-CloSR)
  • Combining spatial datasets to aid conservation decisions (MCAS-S)
  • Fire hazard mapping in real time
  • Mapping vegetation productivity (Greenspots)
  • Mapping threats to alpine bogs (MCAS-S)
  • Remote detection of habitat condition (Wild Horses)
  • Fire reshaping landscapes
  • Species on the move
  • Using scenario planning to test biodiversity governance 
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Bibliography Entry

Type of Publication Miscellaneous
Year of Publication 2014
Authors Lefroy T, Gaynor SM
This page was last updated on October 9, 2014