Australia’s species extinction crisis in numbers: 2019

Scheele B. C., Legge S., Armstrong D. P. et al. (2018) How to improve threatened species management: An Australian perspective. J. Environ. Manage. 223, 668-675

Aim: 
To identify factors that lead to ineffective and inefficient management of threatened species
Type of Study: 
Review
Key Results: 
The paper highlights six core areas of threatened species management that require improvement: "1) stakeholder engagement and communication; 2) fostering strong leadership and the development of achievable long-term goals; 3) knowledge of target species' biology and threats, particularly focusing on filling knowledge gaps that impede management, while noting that in many cases there will be a need for conservation management to proceed initially despite knowledge gaps; 4) setting objectives with measurable outcomes; 5) strategic monitoring to evaluate management effectiveness; and 6) greater accountability for species declines and failure to recover species to ensure timely action and guard against complacency."
Reviewer: 
Dale Nimmo
Full Reference: 
Scheele B. C., Legge S., Armstrong D. P. et al. (2018) How to improve threatened species management: An Australian perspective. J. Environ. Manage. 223, 668-675