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Systematic, transparent and repeatable species prioritisation
(Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand., 2009-08)
New Zealand has a very large number of threatened and endangered species. The resources available to tackle the challenges of managing biodiversity are limited. The efforts applied, have to date proved insufficient to ...
Are we failing on weeds?
(Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand., 2009-02)
New Zealand has several systems in place to prevent entry, eradicate, contain, provide surveillance of weeds. The success of those efforts is far less than some of us hope for and the numbers of naturalised weedy plants, ...
The costs of single species programmes and the budget constraint
(Surrey Beatty & Sons, 2008)
Despite the scarcity of funding for species conservation programs, estimation of the cost of threatened species programs occurs in only a few countries. This paper examines the reasons for the lack of species program cost ...
Are predator-proof fences the answer to New Zealand's terrestrial faunal biodiversity crisis?
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2011)
A review of pest-exclusion fences throughout New Zealand shows that the goals of fence projects are frequently not achieved and cost-benefit analyses often do not adequately quantify ongoing costs. The creation of these ...
Fenced sanctuaries need critical evaluation: a reply to Innes et al. (2012)
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2012)
We welcome a reply by Innes et al. (2012) to our article (Scofield et al. 2011) questioning the contribution of ‘predator-proof’ fences. We note that Innes et al. do not question the fundamental points of our thesis: (1) ...
Interdisciplinarity in biodiversity project evaluation: a work in progress
(CSIRO Publishing, 2013)
A range of methodological frameworks is available to assist decision-makers with evaluations of projects concerned with biodiversity conservation (the protection, management or restoration of biodiversity), but their uptake ...