Options for enhancing biodiversity governance arrangements for the Australian Alps: Background Reading for Focus Groups
Clement, S., Mitchell, M., Lockwood, M. and Moore, S. (2014) Options for enhancing biodiversity governance arrangements for the Australian Alps: Background Reading for Focus Groups. Landscapes and Policy Hub
This document provides the essential background reading material to prepare you for participation in the focus group activity. The term governance arrangements can cover many things, but for this discussion, we have put together two main governance options for consideration. In the following pages, we outline the two options designed to improve biodiversity outcomes in the Australian Alps. Such improvements are needed because projections for the future of biodiversity in the area under a range of different scenarios out to 2030 (see scenario snapshots) all suggest a decline in biodiversity values.
The input from this focus group and four others conducted in other places is part of research investigating the best ways of governing large landscapes to achieve desirable biodiversity outcomes. The results from these focus groups will be used in forthcoming workshops. The governance options will be further investigated by testing their robustness, that is, their ability to provide improved biodiversity outcomes, under a number of different possible futures/scenarios.
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