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Eco Logic column

Reviewing Our National Environmental Law As If It Mattered

By Peter Burnett

Australia’s overarching national environmental law is due for review. To make the most of this opportunity, the reviewers need to address five critical questions.

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Saving Nature with Revolving Real Estate

By Mat Hardy, Sarah Bekessy, Ascelin Gordon & James Fitzsimons

Revolving funds buy land with high nature value, protect these values through conservation agreements and then resell them. The funds from sales then purchase more land.

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Planning for Sea-Level Rise Using Portfolio Theory

By Rebecca Runting

Economics has many ways of dealing with uncertainty. Conservation scientists are incorporating one such approach to designing networks of marine reserves that will perform better as sea level rises.

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Crowdfunding Biodiversity Conservation

By Eduardo Gallo-Cajiao and Carla Archibald

Crowdfunding is a new addition to the portfolio of conservation finance mechanisms with real potential to create valuable additional resources.

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Injecting Biodiversity into City Spaces

By Nathalie Butt

Cities planning to adapt to climate change should take biodiversity along for the ride.

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The Third Dimension of Conservation

Credit: Thomas Vignaud

The ocean realm is fundamentally a three-dimensional space. Conservation planning in such conditions is more efficient when features and threats can be stratified with depth. Credit: Thomas Vignaud

By Ruben Venegas-Li

Oceans are inherently three-dimensional spaces, so effective and efficient conservation planning in oceans should take this third dimension – depth – into account.

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Human Burials Can Save Threatened Species

By Matthew Holden

As declines in biodiversity accelerate we need to examine innovative ways to save threatened species. Conservation burials may be one solution, and the potential is enormous.

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Revolving Private Land to Conserve Nature

By Mat Hardy, Sarah Bekessy, James Fitzsimons & Ascelin Gordon

Buying, protecting and reselling private land can be an effective way to conserve nature, but relies upon selecting the right properties.

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South Australia Doubles Down on Solar Energy

By Ian Lowe

A South Australian election promise to install solar panels and batteries in 50,000 homes has placed the Prime Minister in an awkward position.

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Planning for an Expanding Ice-Free Antarctica

By Jasmine Lee

Climate change will increase the amount of ice-free land in Antarctica by 25% this century.

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