Island-wide spatial conservation planning for Christmas Island

Date: 25, Jul, 2018
Author(s):   Brendan Wintle, Heini Kujala, Katherine Selwood
Publisher: TSR Hub

Christmas Island is a site of international conservation significance, though many native species are declining: several species are presumed extinct and 19 are classed as threatened under national law. This project will support Island wide conservation planning by developing island wide distribution and habitat models for threatened species and by identifying the areas across the island that are the most important to support these species. It will also evaluate potential land-use change scenarios in order to identify options that support local economic development while minimising impacts to biodiversity.