Item description for Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for Their Conservation by Michael Kennedy...
Australia, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Indonesia together share all the monotremes (egg-laying mammals) of the world and all the marsupials (pouched mammals) except those of the Americas. There is an urgent need for concerted action to conserve the marsupials and monotremes of the Australasian region. Australia has the worst extinction rate for the mammals of any continent or country and Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia are undergoing rapid development which, if not properly planned and controlled, could threaten the habitat of many marsupials, as well as other species.This Action Plan provides an overall perspective of the problems that confront conservation agencies and NGOs in the region and recommends actions required before the year 2000.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.01" Width: 8.52" Height: 0.25" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher World Conservation Union
ISBN 2831700523 ISBN13 9782831700526
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More About Michael Kennedy
About the Author: Michael Kennedy is director of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, music critic at the Sunday Telegraph, and the author books, including works on Elgar, Vaughan, Britten, and Mahler.