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An operational method to assess impacts of land clearing on terrestrial biodiversity

Gibbons, Philip; Briggs, Sue Victoria; Ayers, Danielle; Seddon, Julian; Doyle, Stuart; Cosier, P.; McElhinny, Chris; Pelly, Vanessa; Roberts, Kevin


We developed a methodology to objectively and transparently assess the impacts on terrestrial biodiversity of proposals to clear native vegetation in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The methodology was developed to underpin a policy to permit land clearing only where it 'improves or maintains environmental outcomes'. It was developed in the following steps: (1) operational requirements and resource constraints were defined. (2) Biodiversity surrogates and assessment techniques that matched...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Indicators
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2008.01.006


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