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Australia's protected area network fails to adequately protect the world's most threatened marine fishes

Devitt, Karen R., Adams, Vanessa M. and Kyne, Peter M. (2015). Australia's protected area network fails to adequately protect the world's most threatened marine fishes. Global Ecology and Conservation,3:401-411.

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Title Australia's protected area network fails to adequately protect the world's most threatened marine fishes
Author Devitt, Karen R.
Adams, Vanessa M.
Kyne, Peter M.
Journal Name Global Ecology and Conservation
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 3
ISSN 2351-9894   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84922806444
Start Page 401
End Page 411
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Field of Research ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
0704 - Fisheries Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In order to maintain ecosystems and biodiversity, Australia has long invested in the development of marine and terrestrial protected area networks. Within this land- and sea-scape, northern Australia represents a global population stronghold for four species of the world’s most threatened marine fish family, the sawfishes (family Pristidae). The distribution of sawfishes across northern Australia has previously only been coarsely estimated, and the adequacy of their representation in protected areas has not been evaluated. The calculated range of each species was intersected with Australia’s marine and terrestrial protected area datasets, and targets of 10% marine and 17% inland range protection were used to determine adequacy of sawfish range protection. Marine targets have been achieved for all species, but the inland range protection targets have not been met for any species. Results indicate that further protection of inland habitats is required in order to improve sawfish protection and habitat connectivity.
Keywords Sawfish
Pristidae
Protected areas
Marine reserves
National parks
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2015.01.007   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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