New book on threatened species


New book on threatened species

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Queensland’s Threatened Species

On sale now - including ebook

A recent book published by CSIRO Publishing outlines the status of threatened invertebrates and vertebrates in Queensland. Queensland’ Threatened Species was co-edited by RIEL’s Dr Peter Kyne, along with a team of expert ecologists, and provides 205 animal profiles covering 226 species, subspecies or populations.

Queensland is home to 70% of Australia’s native mammals (226 species), over 70% of native birds (630 species), just over half of the nation’s native reptiles (485) and native frogs (127), and nearly 3000 freshwater and marine fishes. Hundreds of these have a threatened status in Queensland. In order for Queensland to maintain and recover a healthy biodiversity we must address the serious problems faced by our natural environment – habitat loss, inappropriate land management, change in fire regimes, pollution of natural resources, proliferation of invasive species and climate change.

This book features up-to-date distribution data, photos and maps for most of Queensland’s threatened animals. It also includes a comprehensive list of resources, with key state, national and international organisations involved in the recovery and management of threatened species.

Queensland's Threatened Animals will provide vital information to scientists, educators, business entities, government agencies, students, community groups, environmental NGOs, regional NRMs and potential volunteers.

Queensland's Threatened Animals has been nominated for the 2012  Whitley Awards hosted by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW, for outstanding publications relating to the fauna of Australasia.

The book can be ordered from CSIRO Publishing here