Freshwater Reserves in Australia: Directions and Challenges for the Development of a Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative System of Protected Areas

@article{Fitzsimons2005FreshwaterRI,
  title={Freshwater Reserves in Australia: Directions and Challenges for the Development of a Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative System of Protected Areas},
  author={James A Fitzsimons and Hugh A. Robertson},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={552},
  pages={87-97}
}
The establishment of a system of protected areas that samples all ecosystems, including freshwater environments, in a comprehensive, adequate and representative (CAR) manner is regarded as a cornerstone for the conservation of biodiversity. There have been few quantitative assessments of the comprehensiveness, adequacy and representativeness of freshwater reserves in Australia. This paper reviews and quantifies the effect of classification of freshwater ecosystems for conservation planning, the… CONTINUE READING

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