Wetlands (Long)

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Subject: Wetlands (Long)
From: "Timothy Nye Dolby" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 09:34:57 +1000
Some current references re: wetland conservation. 

Title: Public attitudes and values for wetland conservation
in New South Wales, Australia / W.J. Streever ... [et al.]
Author: Streever-WJ Publication Year: 1998 Descriptors:

Title: Wetland conservation: a review of current issues and
required action / editec by Patrick J. Dugan Author:
Dugan-Patrick-J Corporate Author: 
atural-R esources Imprint: Gland, Switzerland: IUCN - The 
World Conservation Union, 1990 Publication Year: 1990 
Collation: 96 p.: ill.; 30 cm Descriptors: 

Title: Wetland conservation program: landscape study 
Author: Dartnell-P
Source: Victoria, Department of Conservation and
Environment, s.l., 1991-06, 69p, tables, figs, refs.
Publication Year: 1991 Abstract: A methodology was
developedto assess the visual resource values of wetlands in
Victoria, based on a checklist to be used by field officers,
incorporating positive and negative landscape variables.
Five main freshwater and four saline wetland categories are
used to classify wetlands. The overall objective of wetland
management should be the protection and enhancement of the
existing landscape character. A process for determining
wetland management zones for the purpose of establishing
management guidelines is described, which is based on
assessing the public sensitivity level of the wetland
landscape, the seen area, exposure ratings, wetland
sensitivity type, visual resource value and the ability of
the landscape to absorb change. Descriptors: Wetlands-;
Conservation-; Freshwater-; Saline-Water; Assets-;
Determination-; Methods-; Survey-; Biological-Analysis

Title: Corridors for wetland conservation and management?:
room for conjecture Author: Cross-HC; Keenan-FM; Wettin-PD
Source: Nature conservation 2: the role of corridors:
Saunders, DA/ed; Hobbs, RJ/ed: Chipping Norton NSW, Surrey
Beatty & Sons, 1991: p159-165: ISBN 0949324353 Publication
Year: 1991 Document Type: Monograph-; Chapter- Abstract: The
wetlands of the Lachlan/Murrumbidgee Rivers confluence in
southwest New South Wales form one of the largest and most
diverse wetland assemblages in southeast Australia. The area
has come under increasing pressure for agricultural
development and the Department of Water Resources is
coordinating the development of land and water management
plans based on wetland vegetation corridors along major
floodways. Various agricultural and environmental needs
mitigate both for and against the corridor concept. (Au, PH)
Descriptors: Wetlands-; Vegetation-; Wildlife-corridors

Title: The use of geographic information systems for wetland
conservation Author: Kingsford-R
Source: Data Management Systems for Environmental Research
in Northern Australia Workshop, 22 July 1995, Jabiru NT,
Proceedings, Finlayson, M (ed) and Bayliss, B (ed).
Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising
Scientist, Canberra ACT, 1997, ISBN 064224327, p44-46, refs.
Publication Year: 1997 Series: Report (Environmental
Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist); no 124.
Abstract: Conservation of wetlands through nomination of
reserves and listings as Ramsar sites may not be an adequate
approach. Neither reserves nor nomination of Ramsar sites
provide a representative sample of wetland types. This is
partly because the information base is inadequate. As
wetlands depend on their water supply, simply placing the
wetland in a reserve is also unlikely to be an effective
conservation measure. Geographic information systems (GIS)
linked with remote sensing could provide objective spatial
analyses to identify key wetlands and threatening processes.
The Murray-Darling Basin is an example where GIS is now
being used to provide managers with information on wetlands,
their location, size and unique features (A). Descriptors:
Wetlands-; Conservation-; Remote-Sensing;
Information-Storage-and-Retrieval; Reserve-;
Maps-and-Mapping; Information-Systems;

Title: Public attitudes and values for wetland conservation
in New South Wales, Australia Author: Streever-WJ
Searles-A (Hunter-Valley-Research-Foundation); Stevens-T
s); Svoboda-P (Kooragang-Wetland-Rehabilitation-Project)
Source: Journal of environmental management, 1998-09, 54
(1), ISSN 03014797, p1-14, 2 tables. 8 figs, refs.
Publication Year: 1998 Abstract: Estimates of a monetary
value for wetlands and information about attitudes toward
wetland conservation can be used in policy decisions. This
study estimates a willingness-to-pay value and examines
attitudes about wetland conservation in New South Wales. A
conservative estimate of the aggregate value of wetlands is
$38 million per year for the next five years. Over 90% of
respondents considered the intrinsic value of wetlands and
the importance of conserving wetlands for future generations
when answering questions about willingness-to-pay (A).
Descriptors: Wetlands-; Conservation-;
Community-Participation; Economics-; Cost-Estimation;
Survey-; Policy-; Contingent-Valuation

Title: Conserving wetlands: communication and motivation:
essential ingredients in working with landholders for
wetland conservation Author: Briggs-S Source: Natural
resource management, 1998-09, 1 (2), ISSN 14401460, p9-12, 3
photos, refs. Publication Year: 1998 Abstract: Conservation
of wetlands requires technical knowledge of wetland
management. Where wetlands are on leasehold or freehold
land, communication and trust, economic, motivational and
regulatory incentives may also be required. Ways to achieve
communication and trust to ensure effective conservation are
discussed and a number of incentives are outlined. It is
argued that many of the principles described could be
equally applied to any conservation strategy for freehold or
leasehold land (A). Descriptors: Wetlands-; Conservation-;
Community-Participation; Communication-; Land-Use; Private-;

Title: Wetland conservation: a review of current issues and
required action Author: Dugan-PJ;
esources Source: Gland, Switzerland, 1990: 96p; photos: ISBN
2831700159 Publication Year: 1990 Document Type: Report-
Abstract: The major wetland ecosystems are reviewed and
their multiple values discussed. The extent of, and reasons
for, wetland loss as a result of human action are examined.
Requirements for concerted national strategies for wetland
conservation are presented including inventory, assessment,
establishment of protected areas and development of
legislation and other administrative mechanisms. (Au, LT)
Descriptors: Wetlands-; Environmental-conservation

Title: Draft wetland conservation policy for Western
Australia Author:
ment Source: Como WA, CALM, 1992: 11p Publication Year: 1992
Document Type: Report- Abstract: Five primary objectives for
the conservation of wetlands are outlined, (i) to prevent
the further loss of wetland area or the degradation of
valuable wetlands and to promote wetland creation and
restoration, (ii) to include viable representatives of major
wetland types and key wildlife habitats within a statewide
network of appropriately located and managed conservation
reserves, (iii) to maintain the species and genetic
diversity in viable wild populations of wetland dependent
flora and fauna, (iv) to maintain the abundance of waterbird
populations, particularly migratory species, and (v) to
greatly increase community awareness and appreciation of the
many values of wetlands, and the importance of sound
catchment management in the maintenance of those values.
Actions to implement these policies are listed. (Au, HA)
Descriptors: Wetlands-; Policies-; Management-

Title: Proposed urban development and wetland conservation
on Lots 37 and 47 Brixton Street, Kenwick, City of Gosnells
Author: Hames-Sharley-Australia Source: Subiaco WA, Hames
Sharley, 1991: iv, 101p; maps, coloured photos Publication
Year: 1991 Document Type: Report- Abstract: The proposal for
the land is to establish a conservation reserve over the
claypan areas of 8 hectares which contain rare plant
species. The remainder of the site, 12ha is proposed to be
developed for medium density residential development. The
Wildflower Society wanted the whole area for a conservation
reserve. The environmental analysis agrees that the greatest
environmental value lies in the flora of the site. Three
species of declared rare flora and several other priority
species on the Reserve Flora List are present on the site.
The report concludes that the development proposal hinges on
a balanced approach to conserve the claypan wetland which
contains the rare flora, and to develop the remainder. A
list of commitments is included, among these the
rehabilitation of the proposed conservation reserve area.
(Au, HA) Descriptors: Urban-development; Wetlands-;
Environmental-impact; Rare-species; Vegetation- Title: A
decade of wetland conservation in Western Australia Author:
Jennings-P Source: Western Australian wetlands: the
Kimberley and the south west: Giblett, R; Webb, H (eds):
Perth, Black Swan Press and Wetlands Conservation Society
(Inc), 1996: p 149-166: ISBN 1863424997 Publication Year:
1996 Document Type: Chapter-; Monograph- Abstract: The
pioneer settlers in Western Australia failed to appreciate
the biological heritage of the Kimberley and the south west
region and instead sought to tame and subdue it. The case
for wetland conservation was first argued in the early
1960s, and the Conservation Council of Western Australia was
formed in 1967. Public concern grew in the 1970s and the
Wetlands Conservation Society formed in 1985. Several
important campaigns for wetlands conservation were conducted
in the late eighties which helped to unify and mould the
voluntary conservation movement. The highest priority for
the next decade is to put wetland protection policies and
strategies into place as soon as possible. (Au, AM)
Descriptors: Wetlands-; Environmental-conservation;
Interest-groups; Attitudes-

Tim Dolby   
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