During the past year I have the fortunate in being able to travel extensively in the British Isles. This enabled me to observe the conservation scene, particularly with regard to conservation on the coast and of wetlands. While the development of a conservation movement in Australia (both at an official level and through non-government organizations) was based upon an American model, a comparison of conservation in Britain and Australia is not without interest.
Australian environmental issues have attracted considerable attention in Britain and throughout Europe. The South-West Tasmania story, the problems of Daintree and the battle in the 1970’s to preserve the Barrier Reef are well known and there is general admiration of the successes of the conservation movement in Australia (On the other side of the coin there is concern over kangaroo management programmes where misunderstandings and lack of knowledge could create mistrust of Australia’s bona fides as an environmentally conscious nation.)
How to Cite:
Adam, P., 2009. Conservation in the United Kingdom: Management models for Australian wetlands?. Wetlands Australia, 6(1), pp.38–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.91