Recovering Australian Threatened Species: A Book of Hope

Date: 03, Jul, 2018
Author(s):   Stephen Garnett, Peter Latch, David Lindenmayer, John Woinarski
Publisher: CSIRO

Threatened species conservation is undertaken with the goal of saving species from extinction or, better still, helping populations recover to their former abundance and range. A lot of the news about threatened species conservation can be about what is not working, species on the brink. This is inevitable as these are our most imperilled species; however, it is important not to let these stories make us feel that threatened species conservation is hopeless. The recovery of Australian threatened species can be accomplished and where we achieve success we should celebrate and learn from these examples. These stories reinforce the optimism and hope that drive successful conservation interventions, and can persuade those supporting threatened species conservation that their investment of time and money is worthwhile. Wanting to share existing successes in threatened species recovery work, the Threatened Species Recovery Hub convened a workshop in 2016 which brought together 40 conservation managers and researchers to look at this topic. The results have now been compiled in the book, Recovering Australian Threatened Species: A Book of Hope (CSIRO Publishing).