Science

The following studies are the research behind the Wild Australia campaign.


September 02, 2010 Into Oblivion: The disappearing mammals of northern Australia

A new wave of extinctions is now threatening Australian mammals, this time in northern Australia, according to a group of leading Australian scientists.

July 21, 2010 Outback Carbon: An assessment of carbon storage, sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in remote Australia

This report demonstrates that protecting and sequestering carbon in the Australian �outback provides cheap options to help Australia make deep and early cuts to the nations projected emissions.

July 14, 2010 Outback Carbon Report

A new study commissioned by The Nature Conservancy and the Pew Environment Group found that Australias vast Outback stores 9.7 billion tons of carbon, and if better managed, the area could store even greater levels that would help the country meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

January 20, 2010 The Woodlands Declaration

We, the undersigned Australian and international scientists, write to you concerning the
future of the Great Western Woodlands. Securing long term conservation is essential for
this internationally important and biologically rich landscape.

October 05, 2009 Green Carbon in the Great Western Woodlands- a global opportunity.

Carbon in the Great Western Woodlands- a global opportunity

The estimated total current carbon stock of the soil and vegetation in the Great Western Woodlands is 950 million tones. This is almost equivalent to seven times Australias annual greenhouse gas emissions for 2008.

May 28, 2009 Scientists called on to endorse new MPA Consensus Statement

Led by researchers at the University of Queensland, a Guidance Statement has been prepared to better support the design and planning of Australia's National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas. Scientists around the globe are now invited to endorse the statement.

May 05, 2009 International Conservation Union meeting told new approach needed to prevent marine extinctions in Australia's South West

A meeting of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Adelaide today was told Australia must adopt a new approach to managing its marine resources if it is to buck a global trend of species extinction and declining fish stocks.

Addressing delegates from the IUCN's World Commission On Protected Areas, Michelle Grady from the international Pew Environment Group highlighted the vulnerable state of globally significant marine life and ecosystems in the south west of Australia.

February 03, 2009 Protecting Western Australia's big blue backyard

Australia's marine environment is one of the most important on Earth. As a nation, we are responsible for almost 16 million square kilometres of the world's oceans; twice the area of our land. Australia has the largest area of coral reefs in the world as well as the largest single coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef.

Our 4000 fish species represent 20 per cent of the Earth's total. Six of the world's seven marine turtles are found here, along with 45 of the 78 known species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. No other nation has 30 of the globe's 58 species of seagrass.