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By TR New (Ed.)

This factor of magazine of Insect Conservation is the 1st to be devoted totally to beetles. It incorporates a variety of papers to illustrate the range and scope of difficulties and conservation issues that encompass those bugs. a quick introductory point of view is by means of 8 unique contributions, within which beetles from many elements of the area are thought of, and during which a few significant threats to their wellness are evaluated.

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The main areas of research that were determined as required are: • • Determination of a method for surveying and estimating population abundance, including the possible use of chemical attractants Taxonomic revision of some genera with priority given to Mecodema and Megadromus. 35 and action plans prepared for them. These contained similar information to the recovery plans, but excluded the long-term recovery goal, options for recovery, objectives for term of plan, and the ‘‘SMART’’ performance measures.

The true extent of loss to carabid species, and indeed invertebrates in general, caused by this modification or loss of habitat will probably never be known. Habitat loss and modification is still occurring in New Zealand, although not to the extent that it has previously. The challenge facing conservationists in New Zealand is how to address these threats to assure the wellbeing of beetles and other taxa. The following sections will outline the process used to take a threatened species from being a name on a list, to an active management programme, using carabids to exemplify the various stages.

Millar pers. ). Achievements under the plan The production of a recovery plan for carabid beetles has primarily ensured that a focussed, rather than ad hoc, approach has been taken to conserving these beetles. It forced people to think about the issues and possible solutions, to consider exactly what is known about each species and to debate and define goals and objectives. These goals and objectives had to align with the wider Departmental strategic goals and objectives. The actions required to achieve those objectives were outlined, and a priority order was assigned to the species covered under the plan.

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