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This survey asks you how city and country people can come together to give nature a hand and support landscape-wide conservation. Just why we need to broaden our view of conservation is outlined below the survey and in articles on the ABC and National Geographic website and on my blog The survey will take around five minutes. If you would like the results sent to you make sure you sign up.
Why do we need a conservation on farms?
Australia has a great parks and reserve system. But these parks and reserves don’t exist in isolation. Our landscapes have been cut up into a patchwork of paddocks to grow our food and fibre. Within this sea of agriculture sit our protected areas, increasingly isolated and vulnerable.
A move to landscape-wide conservation supported by individuals may be needed if the integrity of our parks and reserves are to survive long-term. We need our farmers to not only grow our food but also manage parts of their farms for conservation. But how can we encourage this?
If you think state or federal governments will provide the ongoing support for landscape-wide conservation, think again. Recent cuts to Catchment Management Agencies and the biodiversity and carbon farming initiative are part of a wider run down in the public investment in land management.
A leading ecologist, Hugh Possingham has called for a new order, where maybe more than half of all conservation of Australia’s wildlife needs to be done by individuals, not governments. Clearly, a more sophisticated and ongoing conservation approach is required.
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