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Systematic Conservation Planning: A Network of Marine Sanctuaries

The Ecology Centre of The University of Queensland has conducted an independent analysis of marine sanctuaries for the Commonwealth‘s South West Marine Region.

The Ecology Centre's blueprint, the result of more than two years of analysis and research, is the first of its kind to be developed to safeguard marine life and protect economic and social interests as well.

A consensus statement of 44 of Australia's most experienced scientists in the fields of marine science and social science is included in this research project, which represents peer-level guidance on the principles behind the selection, design and implementation of marine protected areas.

 Executive Summary: Systematic Conservation Planning: A Network of Marine Sanctuaries (Executive Summary)

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Barry Traill

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Barry Traill joined Pew in 2007 as director of Outback Australia, a joint program of Pew and the Nature Conservancy. He works with partner organizations to obtain protection for large wilderness areas in Australia on land and sea.Before joining Pew, Traill worked for 25 years as a conservation advocate and scientist for Australian state and national organizations. He dealt with private land conservation issues with Trust for Nature, Victoria and on public land conservation issues with the Victoria National Parks Association, Environment Victoria and the Wilderness Society. He was instrumental in establishing nationally coordinated work on the protection of Australian woodlands, including legislation that sharply reduced deforestation rates in Australia. He was a founder of the Northern Australia Environment Alliance and the Invasive Species Council.Traill holds a bachelor's degree and a Ph.D. in terrestrial ecology from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. View Profile