The winners: species that have benefited from 30 years of conservation action

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Show simple item record Nelson, NJ en Briskie, JV en Constantine, Rochelle en Monks, J en Wallis, GP en Watts, C en Wotton, DM en 2019-11-24T20:42:12Z en 2019-07-03 en
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dc.description.abstract © 2018, © 2018 The Royal Society of New Zealand. New Zealand is a world leader in saving species from the brink of extinction. We selected seven case studies to explore successful species conservation in New Zealand over the past 30 years to exemplify what makes a ‘conservation winner’. The taxa chosen were: Hebe armstrongii, Mercury Islands tusked wētā, Galaxias vulgaris, tuatara, saddleback, long-tailed bat and humpback whale. Three of the case studies (hebe, wētā, galaxiids) illustrate the lack of attention compared to birds, possibly limiting conservation achievements. Considerable attention has gone into the development of species-specific techniques, including captive breeding and translocation protocols, and genetic studies to define management units. All case studies demonstrated the need for continued conservation attention, as long-term success is not guaranteed. We believe by accentuating the positive outcomes of conservation, the wider community will realise that efforts to save endangered species have the potential to reverse the current extinction crisis facing the world. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand en
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dc.title The winners: species that have benefited from 30 years of conservation action en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03036758.2018.1518249 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 281 en
pubs.volume 49 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 300 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal en
pubs.elements-id 755047 en Science en Biological Sciences en

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