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Carmichael, N 2007 , 'Macquarie Island, its conservation and management' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 141, no. 1 , pp. 11-17 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.141.1.11.

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Abstract

Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, 12 785 ha in area, is part of the Australian state of Tasmania. It is managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Australian Department of the Environment and Water Resources, as a World Heritage Area, Nature Reserve, Biosphere Reserve and National Estate property. The reserve encompasses outstanding and unique geological values, exceptional natural beauty, abundant wildlife and internationally significant historic heritage. The island is surrounded by the Macquarie Island Marine Park of 16 200 000 ha. This paper outlines frameworks for the conservation and management of its biota and environment including its unique geology.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Carmichael, N
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.141.1.11
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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