Species Listing and Precaution Under the Environmental protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

ALTA Secretariat
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2006 Refereed Published ALTA Conference Papers, 2006, pp. 1 - 19
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The process of listing and delisting of species for the purpose of conservation of biodiversity is complex and the subject of considerable debate.1 The consequences of listing may have an environmental benefit but there are also social, economic and cultural implications and as a result the decision makers work within a volatile environment. One of the important issues to be resolved is how decisions for listing are made in the face of scientific uncertainty and the role of the precautionary principle in the decision making process.
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