Managing threats to freshwater systems within protected areas

Jamie Pittock, Lee Baumgartner, Colin Finlayson, Jason Thiem, Jamin Forbes, Luiz G M Silva, Angela H. Arthington

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Freshwater and estuarine ecosystems are among the most threatened in the world, are under-represented in protected areas and have the highest portion of species threatened with extinction. Freshwater biodiversity is particularly threatened because its conservation depends on: maintaining hydrological processes; retaining longitudinal connectivity of water flows without barriers along rivers; conserving lateral connectivity between a water body and its floodplain; sustaining adequate groundwater-surface water interactions; managing exogenous threats that are propagated across catchments; and integrating governance by multiple management authorities. Within protected areas particular attention should be given to: minimising impacts of water infrastructure, invasive species incursion control; reducing impacts of visitor facilities and activities, and pollution prevention
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFreshwater ecosystems in protected areas
Subtitle of host publicationConservation and management
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, Angela H. Arthington, Jamie Pittock
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781315226385
ISBN (Print)9780415787147, 9780415787000
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018


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