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Private land 'can help save Australia's imperilled wildlife'

CEED privateland imagePrivate land can help protect Australia's endangered bird populations as effectively as the nation's best performing conservation reserves, a new study shows.

In the surprising discovery, CEED researchers Prof David Lindenmayer and Ms Laura Rayner from The Australian National University (ANU) have found that unprotected areas are faring far better than old conservation reserves as sanctuaries for the nation's woodland birds.


The Environmental Decisions Group is a network of conservation researchers working on the science of effective decision making to better conserve biodiversity.  The EDG includes a variety of Australian and International research centres, hubs and teams, all focused on Environmental Decisions Science, including, but not limited to:

With such a wide range of scientific institutions and groups involved in The EDG, including hundreds of researchers ranging from PhD, Masters and Honours students, through Early Career Researchers to senior Research fellows, research funding obviously comes from a variety of sources.  However in 2011, The EDG simultaneously secured substantial funding through the Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence program and the Australian Governments National Environmental Research Program.

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