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The Australian monsoonal tropics: An opportunity to protect unique biodiversity and secure benefits for Aboriginal communities

Ens, Emilie-Jane; Potter, Sally; Catullo, Renee; Moritz, Craig

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The Australian monsoonal tropics region contains one of the planet�s largest, relatively intact tropical savannas and has been continually occupied by humans for at least 50,000 years. The region, spanning Cape York Peninsula, the Top End and the Kimberley of northern Australia has long been known to host high biodiversity, but only now is the true extent of locally unique (endemic) species and genetic diversity within each of these areas becoming apparent. Though some critical regions have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60066
Source: Pacific Conservation Biology
DOI: .1071/PC130343

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