Acting fast helps avoid extinction

Martin, Tara G., Nally, Simon, Burbidge, Andrew A., Arnall, Sophie, Garnett, Stephen T., Hayward, Matt W., Lumsden, Linda F., Menkhorst, Peter, McDonald-Madden, Eve and Possingham, Hugh P. (2012) Acting fast helps avoid extinction. Conservation Letters, 5 4: 274-280. doi:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00239.x

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Martin, Tara G.
Nally, Simon
Burbidge, Andrew A.
Arnall, Sophie
Garnett, Stephen T.
Hayward, Matt W.
Lumsden, Linda F.
Menkhorst, Peter
McDonald-Madden, Eve
Possingham, Hugh P.
Title Acting fast helps avoid extinction
Journal name Conservation Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-263X
Publication date 2012-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00239.x
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 274
End page 280
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Failure to act quickly on evidence of rapid population decline has led to the first mammal extinction in Australia in the last 50 years, the Christmas Island Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus murrayi). The fate of another iconic species, the migratory Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster), monitored intensively for over 20 years, hangs in the balance. To inform future conservation management and decision making, we investigate the decision process that has led to the plight of both species. Our analysis suggests three globally relevant recommendations for minimizing species extinction worldwide: (1) informed, empowered, and responsive governance and leadership is essential; (2) processes that ensure institutional accountability must be in place, and; (3) decisions must be made whilst there is an opportunity to act. The bottom line is that, unless responsive and accountable institutional processes are in place, decisions will be delayed and extinction will occur.
Keyword Christmas Island pipistrelle
Captive breeding
Endangered species
Governance
Leadership
Monitoring
Orange-bellied Parrot
Open Access Mandate Compliance No - Author Post-Print Requested
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 23 May 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 31 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 32 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 75 Abstract Views, 1 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 00:11:36 EST by System User on behalf of School of Biological Sciences