Australasian marsupials and monotremes : an action plan for their conservation

Authors: Kennedy, Michael,

This Action Plan lists 39 endangered and Vulnerable species and 55 “Potentially Vulnerable” species; in all 94 marsupials and 2 monotreme species that need some form of conservation action. It first describes the zoo-geography of Australasian marsupials and monotremes and the taxonomy used, and then provides a conservation overview on a country-by-country basis. It looks at possible causes of decline in Australian populations. For Irian Jaya there is a detailed description of the protected area system and how marsupial conservation has to fit into this framework. Specific recommendations for action are made and finally, 27 Species Recovery Outlines are provided.