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Kriwoken, L 1996 , 'Australian biodiversity and marine protected areas' , Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 33, no. 1- 3 , pp. 113-132 , doi: 10.1016/S0964-5691(96)00047-6.

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Australian flora and fauna are both highly endemic and species-rich, yet they have been under enormous human pressure as ecosystems have been simplified and fragmented. In order to promote biodiversity Australia has ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and has released a Draft National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity. The purpose of this article is to explore how Australian biological diversity will be supported in a national system of marine protected areas. Attention is given firstly to the international and Australian responses to biological diversity, particularly with respect to the use of in situ conservation. This is followed by an overview of the Australian marine protected area system. An assessment is made on how marine protected areas can further conserve and enhance the unique biodiversity of Australia.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kriwoken, L
Keywords: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); biodiversity; Draft National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity; marine protected areas; MPAs; in situ conservation; Australia
Journal or Publication Title: Ocean & Coastal Management
ISSN: 0964-5691
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/S0964-5691(96)00047-6
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