Does “irreplaceability” tell us where to prioritise protected area management?

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?

No refuge: When a ‘protected area’ is not really protected

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