publication . Article . 2015

A review of the conservation status of Australian mammals

Peter Harrison;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
<sec><title>INTRODUCTION:</title><p> This paper provides a summary of results from a recent comprehensive review of the conservation status of all Australian land and marine mammal species and subspecies. Since the landmark date of European settlement of Australia (1788), at least 28 of the ca. 272 Australian endemic land mammal species have been rendered extinct.</p></sec><sec><title>RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:</title><p> Extinctions have occurred at a more or less consistent rate of one to two species per decade since the 1840s, with that rate continuing unabated. A further 55 species from that original fauna are now threatened, and an additional 42 are Near Threa...
free text keywords: extinct, feral cat, fire, marine mammals, marsupial, predation, red fox, threatened, translocation, amenazada, conservación, gato silvestre, extinto, mamífero marino, depredación, translocación, zorra roja, Threatened fauna of Australia, Conservation-dependent species, Near-threatened species, Biology, Conservation status, Threatened species, Least concern, Ecology, Data deficient
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publication . Article . 2015

A review of the conservation status of Australian mammals

Peter Harrison;