Theme 6.00

Using social and economic opportunities for threatened species recovery

The social environment is critical to the way threats impinge on species and ecological communities.

There can be little effective public investment in threatened species management without an aware and engaged community.

By understanding the economic and policy processes that underlie threatened species management, and enhancing social engagement, on-ground activity will improve.

This theme will focus on:

  • Using social and economic opportunities for threatened species recovery, including the role of citizen science and methods for better community buy-in
  • Quantifying the benefits of threatened-species management in rural and regional economies
  • Learning from practical on-ground priorities and management approaches of local Indigenous communities
  • Learning the reasons for success and failure in the past.