I was asked by The Conversation to provide some comments on an new paper published by Soizic Le Saout and colleagues this week in Science. You can read my comments and those of a number of other scientists in the article. But I thought I'd share some more thoughts on the paper here. Update 18/11/13: Added … Continue reading Does “irreplaceability” tell us where to prioritise protected area management?
Tonight I'll be attending the Queensland premiere of a new documentary called Bimblebox, which is being screened in Brisbane at the Tribal Theatre. The documentary is named after the nature refuge which is the proposed site of a 40Mtpa coal mine, but I think it focuses more generally on the growing impact of coal and … Continue reading Bimblebox – the documentary
Another week has flown by, and another shot at reading recommendations. Here goes: David Pannell's 'Thinking like an economist' series. David has recently compiled his (in excess of 200) Pannell Discussions into blog format. There's a lot of great content to churn through, and this week I managed to read parts 1, 2 and 3. I … Continue reading The week that was #3
This article was published in The Conversation The New South Wales government last week said it would ban mining in the newly announced Dharawal National Park, an area where Illawara Coal was planning to extract up to $40 billion worth of black coal. By upgrading Dharawal from a State Conservation Area to a National Park, the government … Continue reading No refuge: When a ‘protected area’ is not really protected