A model national legal framework for mangrove ecosystem services (2019–2023)

Abstract:
The rapid rate of mangrove loss globally is of great concern due to the critically important ecosystem services these coastal environments provide. The Australian coast is significantly lined with these plants (18%), making it important that our national and state legal frameworks efficiently manage and protect these valuable resources. This project aims to identify current legal deficiencies, and policy barriers, and canvas expert opinion to generate consensus for an innovative legal framework that recognises and protects the multiple ecosystem services provided by mangroves. It is anticipated the framework will be adaptable to provide significant benefits to other ecosystems and jurisdictions.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Associate Professor
    School of Law
    Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
    of T.C. Beirne School of Law
    School of Law
    Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
    Affiliate of Centre for Biodiversit
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council