Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23521
Title: Engagement: Australia's weak link in biodiversity protection
Contributor(s): Martin, Paul  (author); Le Gal, Elodie (author); Verbeek, Miriam  (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23521
Abstract: International and domestic conservation laws aim to address the biodiversity decline that is caused by intertwined environmental and human behaviour factors. In Australia, despite the country being a signatory to relevant conventions and having many biodiversity conservation laws, policy instruments and associated biodiversity strategies are not adequately protecting nature. For Australia to meet its Convention commitments to biodiversity protection a more effective approach to managing human behaviours is needed. Both tangible and intangible resources, including more scientifically sophisticated approaches to managing community engagement, are essential if legal instruments are to be made effective. This article forms part of a growing body of scholarship on the implementation of environmental instruments, and suggests that legal effectiveness will require new academic and policy approaches that take into account the diverse drivers and practical constraints on human behaviour.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Environmental Planning and Law Journal, 34(5), p. 383-397
Publisher: Lawbook Co
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0813-300X
Field of Research (FOR): 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://sites.thomsonreuters.com.au/journals/2017/08/31/environmental-and-planning-law-journal-update-vol-34-pt-5/
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