Changing the future - seeking to predict and prevent extinctions

Date: 03, Dec, 2018
Author(s):   Hayley Geyle
Publisher: Wildlife Australia

It is no secret that Australia has one of the worst records in the world for preserving biodiversity, having lost more mammal and plant species in the past 200 years than any other country. It’s not over yet – a comparison of trends in recent extinctions, with current levels of threat, suggests that the rate of extinction is likely to increase. Researcher Hayley Geyle and a team at Charles Darwin University are identifying which species are at highest risk so that appropriate management actions can be implemented in an attempt to secure their future.