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Publications

As part of our role, we bring together experts from across the government, non-government and academic sector to advise on best practice environmental policy. This includes the production of science-based, peer-reviewed publications as a key output of our events in collaboration with members and commission experts.

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Starting the conversation on Australia's priorities for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

2019

A synthesis of the views expressed by representatives across the not-for-profit, government, Indigenous Peoples and academic sectors who participated in ACIUCN's Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework workshop in Brisbane on 13 March 2019. The workshop was held in partnership with the Australian Conservation Foundation, IUCN WCPA and Queensland University.

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Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Australia’s continuing role

2018

This report forms the output of the Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction forum held in Sydney in March 2017 which was hosted by ACIUCN, the Environmental Defenders Office NSW, Humane Society International and the University of Queensland Global Change Institute with funding from The Thomas Foundation. The report includes sixteen recommendations for the Australian Government harnessed from discussions held during the event. 

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Maintaining Australia's Natural Wealth: Priorities for Terrestrial Conservation

2017

This Statement, which is the output of the 2016 Science Informing Policy Symposium, celebrates Australia’s world-class leadership in many conservation initiatives. It recognises that with our environment continuing to face critical threats, there is an urgent need to reprioritise broad, long-term, multi-partisan support for the protection of our environment and to secure it as a major national priority.

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Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services

2015

This publication is based on the presentations made at the Valuing Nature symposium held on 21-22 July 2014 in Brisbane, the fifth in ACIUCN's Science Informing Policy symposium series. The publication provides decision makers with science-based and independent information on valuing nature to inform better policy.

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Conserving Australia's Marine Environment Key Directions Statement

2013

This statement was developed in consultation with 100 marine experts from universities, research institutions, government agencies and non-government organisations who attended the True Blue: Progress, challenges and opportunities for Australia’s marine environment symposium. The publication provides a succinct overview of the key steps attendees believed were required to address current and emerging challenges.

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Australia's Marine Environment: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities

2013

This publication was developed as a supplement to the Conserving Australia's Marine Environment Key Directions Statement. It summarises many of the presentations given by speakers' at the True Blue: Progress, challenges and opportunities for Australia’s marine environment symposium.

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Australia's World Heritage: Keeping the Outstanding Exceptional

2012

This publication is based on a symposium held to assess how Australia was measuring up against the goal 'to keep the outstanding exceptional'. The event also explored ways in which we could better fulfil the profound commitment embodied in the words 'World Heritage'; to protect and present these incredible places to current and future generations. The book includes the ‘Cairns Communique’ which is a statement by the symposium which outlines key steps to improve management of these iconic parts of Australia for all time. 

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Snapshot report on trends, issues and achievements in Australian World Heritage management

2012

As part of the World Heritage symposium, ACIUCN commissioned a snapshot report to highlight trends, issues, and achievements in Australian World Heritage Area management in collaboration with the Macquarie University Graduate School of the Environment. Designed around five thematic areas - governance, resources, capacity building, community engagement, key opportunities and threats - the report provides a voice for on ground managers and represents the culmination of responses provided by managers for fourteen of the sixteen Australian World Heritage areas listed for their outstanding ‘natural’ and ‘mixed’ (natural/cultural) values.

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Innovation for 21st
Century Conservation

2012

This publication was developed as a key output of the Innovation for 21st Century Conservation symposium, held in 2012 in partnership with the South Australian Government, The Nature Conservancy and IUCN WCPA. The symposium explored ways to build the protected area system - the core habitat for our species - and large scale landscape-scale initiatives as supported by the National Wildlife Corridor Plan.

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The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Climate Change Mitigation

2011

This publication was developed as a key output of the The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Climate Change Mitigation symposium, held in 2011 in partnership with the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University.