Wetlands in the Great Barrier Reef Management Strategy 2016-2021
The Wetlands in the Great Barrier Reef Catchments Management Strategy 2016–21 sets a framework for the improved management of the wetlands of the Great Barrier Reef catchments. The strategy promotes an integrated approach to catchment management that considers the multiple values of wetlands in a whole-of-catchment context. It provides a strategic approach to achieve no net loss of natural wetlands and ensure that wetland values and ecological processes are enhanced, contributing to the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. The strategy presents the policy drivers that inform action, the values and pressures on these wetlands and coastal ecosystems, and outlines management actions within five themes. These themes cover improved information; planning; on-ground management; communication and education; and evaluation, review and improvement. The Strategy supports the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan and the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan. The implementation of the strategy is being coordinated through the Queensland Government.