Director of Conservation, Australia Program, The Nature Conservancy
Dr James Fitzsimons is Director of Conservation (Australia Program) with The Nature Conservancy where he oversees the conservation planning, science and policy functions for that program. Previous he worked in conservation planning and protected area policy for government and non -government organisations. He is an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University where he is involved in a number of cooperative research projects and has published numerous papers on practical conservation planning, protected area and land use policy and legislation and wildlife ecolog y and has co-edited four books (Innovation for 21stCentury Conservation, Linking Australia’s Landscapes, Valuing Nature, and Big, Bold and Blue: Lessons from Australia’s Marine Protected Areas). He owns a 129 ha conservation covenant in central Victoria.
Private land conservation in Australia – national trends and global developments
Australia has a long history of dedicated private land conservation programs – from Landcare, Land for Wildlife, tender-based approaches, conservation covenants, revolving funds and land trust holdings. Some of these approaches (e.g. Landcare, Land for Wildlife) have been taken up in other countries while for others, Australia has become a world leader. For example, while […]