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Native vegetation clearance, habitat loss and biodiversity decline

An overview of recent native vegetation clearance in Australia and its implications for biodiversity
Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 6

Andreas Glanznig, Biodiversity Unit
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, June 1995



This paper was prepared by Andreas Glanznig of the Biodiversity Unit, Environment Strategies Directorate within the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories (DEST). Input from officers of the Biodiversity Unit and other relevant areas of the Environment, Sport and Territories Portfolio, John Lumb of the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Frank Bullen of the Environmental Resources Information Network within DEST and officers from State Government agencies is acknowledged. However the paper should in no way be construed as representing the views of these agencies or Governments.

The assistance of the DEST library staff, particularly Carol Anderson, is also acknowledged.

The paper was reviewed by Dr Denis Saunders and Dr Steven Morton of CSIRO, Peter Cheng and Mishael J of the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Dominic Sivertsen, Robert Dick and Dr Bob Pressey of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dr John Benson of the Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney), Paul Sattler of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, Josie Langrehr of the South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Adam Gilbee of the Victorian Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, John Duff of the Western Australian Department of Agriculture, Sarah Sharp of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, and Dr Waqar Ahmad of the Northern Territory University. Liaison with Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick of the University of Tasmania and Steven Harris of the Tasmanian Department of Parks, Wildlife and Heritage is acknowledged.

The foundation draft of this paper was prepared to assist the development of a National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity.