Identifying high-priority areas in northern Australia for threat abatement & species recovery

Threat abatement and recovery planning, environmental impact assessment, and systematic conservation planning are among the processes inhibited by lack of information and explicit procedures to enable decision-making by the Australian Government, state and territory agencies, and Natural Resource Management bodies. Progress can be made by synthesising existing information from disparate sources, including the experience of experts, and using this information in a structured way to guide future management and development decisions.