234 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
The rapidly increasing number of threatened flora and fauna species worldwide is one of the chief problems confronting environmental professionals today. This problem is largely due to the impact humans have had on land use through development (e.g. agricultural, residential, industrial, infrastructure and mining developments).
The requirement for developers to implement measures to reduce the impacts of development on wildlife is underpinned by government legislation. A variety of measures or strategies are available to reduce such impacts, including those to reduce impacts on flora and fauna during land clearance, to deter fauna from potential hazards, to facilitate the movement of fauna around and through a development site as well as those to provide additional habitat. In recent years, considerable advances have been made in the techniques used to reduce the impacts of development on wildlife in Australia and overseas.
"Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife" contains a comprehensive range of practical measures to assist others to reduce the impacts resulting from development on terrestrial flora and fauna, and promotes ecologically sustainable development. It will be very useful to environmental consultants and managers, developers, strategists, policy makers and regulators, as well as community environmental groups and students.
This well-researched book provides an excellent basis for approaching and solving problems associated with impact assessment and mitigation. It gives an overview of techniques and solutions with the objectives of conservation of wildlife that can be applied to most projects. Such a practical book is a 'must-read' for every environmental manager, particularly those involved in consulting and local government.
- Dr Martin Denny, Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Past-president of the Ecological Consultants Association of NSW
"This book should not be on the shelf of every ecologist, consultant or developer - it needs to lie open on their desk, sit at the top of their field bag and be widely discussed around the lunch-room table. Indeed - if your copy is not dog-eared and well-worn, you are clearly not doing your job properly! The book is well-written, clearly laid out and provides a huge array of practical strategies and techniques to mitigate the effects of developments on wildlife."
- Dr Rodney van der Ree, Deputy Director of the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
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