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Implementation of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in Tasmania, Australia

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Prahalad , V and Kriwoken, L (2010) Implementation of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in Tasmania, Australia. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 13 (3). pp. 205-239. ISSN 1388-0292

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Abstract

Wetlands are extremely important ecosystems for biodiversity conservation and the wellbeing of humans.They contribute up to 40 percent of global annual renewable ecosystem services, yet cover less than three percent of the globe. Unfortunately, half of the world’s wetlands have been lost to human development and many lack sufficient conservation protection. As a consequence, many policy initiatives have been initiated to foster the protection of wetlands and wetland dependant species. Several Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) support global wetland conservation, the most well known being the intergovernmental Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971),commonly known as the Ramsar Convention.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy
Page Range: pp. 205-239
ISSN: 1388-0292
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/13880292.2010.486697
Additional Information: The definitive published version is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 06:35
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/11830
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