Overview of the Conservation of Australian Marine Invertebrates

Contents
 
Executive Summary
 
Introduction
 
Fauna & Places
  
Conservation General
 
Taxon Approach
 
Systems Approach
 
Threatening Process
 
Information Base
 
Administration
 
Education
 
References
 
Acknowledgements
 
Appendices
 
 
 
CHAPTER 4 THE TAXON APPROACH TO CONSERVATION

4.1    Arguments for and against the taxon approach

4.2    Status evaluation and threatened species lists

4.2.1   International status evaluation: IUCN categories
4.2.2
   Other criteria

4.3    The threatened species approach in Australia

4.3.1   Criteria and the listing process
4.3.2
   Recovery plans and plans of management
4.3.3
   Difficulties with invertebrate lists and current criteria for status evaluation

4.4    Characteristics of marine invertebrates likely to be at risk

4.4.1   Restricted geographic range
4.4.2
   Habitat specialisation
4.4.3
   Limited dispersal
4.4.4
   Reproductive vulnerability
4.4.5
   Overexploitation
4.4.6
   Rarity

4.5    Some examples of threatened or potentially threatened Australian marine invertebrates

4.5.1   Porifera
4.5.2
   Cnidaria
4.5.3
   Polychaeta
4.5.4
   Mollusca
4.5.5
   Crustacea
4.5.6
   Bryozoa
4.5.7
   Echinodermata
4.5.8
   Tunicata: Ascidiacea
4.5.9
   Cephalochordata
4.5.10
  Other phyla

4.6    Management options for species conservation

4.7    Main issues and recommended actions

 

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