... framework is provided by Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010–2030 . The strategy, agreed to ... government, and private-sector approaches to biodiversity conservation. It aims to coordinate efforts at a national ...
2016The lack of effective monitoring and reporting has been raised in every jurisdictional report, and multiple other reports and papers as a major impediment to understanding the state and trends of Australian biodiversity.
2016Protection for Australia’s heritage places relies on land reservation, statutory heritage inventories and sound management, but also reactive heritage impact assessment processes. Our protected natural and cultural resources do not yet comprise an appropriate set of heritage places....
At a glanceThis report has documented the widespread lack of consistent long-term data for assessing the effectiveness of investments in biodiversity management in Australia. Although it is reasonable to assume that there are many program-related examples that link investment to positive...
The ability of ecosystems to tolerate and recover from disturbance is a phenomenon that is vitally important to understand. Resilience has stimulated much valuable research that has...
... urban infrastructure and riparian corridors an Aboriginal conservation area, which had been the focus for local conservation efforts in the late 20th century. The process and outcomes showcase proactive cultural heritage conservation at a landscape scale, responding to emerging ...
Effectiveness of management
A key policy initiative for threatened species management since 2011 has been the development of the Threatened Species Strategy (DoE 2015b). Currently, 20 mammals and 20 ...
... governments joined forces with the International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN ) to bring the World Parks ... include the need to engage a broader constituency for conservation that connects people with nature, and that ... from the Promise of Sydney were carried into the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii in September 2016 as part of ...
State and trends
Reptiles and amphibians
As was the case in SoE 2011, there has been little improvement in the status of listed reptile and amphibian taxa at the national level. However, some species...
Atlas of Living Australia
Australian River Assessment System
Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
At a glanceThe pressures affecting biodiversity remain largely consistent with those identified in the 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 state of the environment reports.
The most significant current pressures are clearing, fragmentation and declining quality of habitat; invasive species; climate...
Resilience is a key underpinning principle of biodiversity strategies at all levels of government. However, the definition of resilience in most strategies and policies is still relatively...
Effectiveness of management
We have significant and expanding knowledge of the relationships between water management actions and ecological condition that are essential for effective management. Much...
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