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PhD Thesis

Valuing birds: understanding the relationship between social values and the conservation of Australian threatened avifauna

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The thesis examines relationships between people’s values, attitudes and behaviours with respect to threatened bird conservation in Australia. Three main research questions are addressed regarding:

  • how Australians value threatened birds;
  • who is involved in threatened bird conservation and how they communicate their values;
  • and whether the values held for particular species of threatened birds affect the success of strategies used to conserve them.