Queensland moves to control land clearing: other states need to follow

This article was originally published in The Conversation, and features my new paper published in Pacific Conservation Biology Queensland’s land clearing has yet again become a national issue. After laws were relaxed under the Liberal-National State government in 2013, land clearing rates tripled, undermining efforts to conserve wildlife and reduce carbon emissions. Now the current … Continue reading Queensland moves to control land clearing: other states need to follow

Making conservation ‘pay’: are we sending the right message?

I came across this remarkable image while researching the history of native vegetation regulation in South Australia. Prior to the Native Vegetation Act first being implemented in 1985 (which effectively ended broad scale land clearing in that State), the South Australian Government introduced the Heritage Agreements scheme - which aims to encourage  individual landholders to maintain or improve … Continue reading Making conservation ‘pay’: are we sending the right message?