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Mark Seabrook-Davison

Doctor of Philosophy, (Conservation Ecology)
Study Completed: 2010
College of Sciences

Citation

Thesis Title
An evaluation of the conservation of New Zealand's threatened biodiversity: Management, species recovery and legislation

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Mr Seabrook-Davison researched aspects of the management and recovery of New Zealand’s threatened flora and fauna. His results show that New Zealand lacks a nationally coordinated approach to the management of threatened species, with insufficient resources allocated to recovery programmes. He found that management could be improved if dedicated threatened species legislation is enacted, similar to legal statutes existing in the United States, Canada and Australia. Mr Seabrook-Davison concludes that a greater awareness of the ecosystem services provided by native species is required to ensure adequate conservation of New Zealand’s biodiversity, benefitting both threatened species and humans.

Supervisors
Professor Dianne Brunton
Associate Professor Weihong Ji
Dr Graham Ussher

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