Australia’s national biodiversity strategy and action plan
Caring for nature is the shared responsibility of all Australians. Australia's Nature Hub is a national picture of the range of practices that are addressing the different biodiversity priorities across Australia. It demonstrates how the good work being done across Australia contributes to the Strategy’s goals and objectives, and more broadly to global biodiversity goals.
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.
The Land Restoration Fund aims to expand carbon farming in Queensland by supporting land-based projects that deliver clear environmental, social and economic co-benefits. Carbon farming refers to land management activities that avoid the release of greenhouse gases or increase the carbon stored in the land.
The Queensland Government has supported voluntary industry-led Best Management Practice (BMP) programs since 2012 to help increase the agricultural industry’s adoption of best practices in Reef catchments.
The wetland project search tool lists on-ground wetland related projects from a range of funding programs, stakeholder groups and land managers. The information is displayed on a user-friendly, web-based format embedded on the WetlandInfo platform. Projects are added to the tool on a regular basis.
The Return to 1616 program aims to restore the ecological condition of Western Australia’s largest island to that seen by Dirk Hartog when he landed on the island in 1616. The program includes feral animal eradication and the re-introduction of 12 mammal species and one bird species.
Western Shield is DBCA’s lead wildlife recovery program. It is one of the biggest wildlife conservation programs ever undertaken in Australia and aims to recover and sustain wild populations of Western Australian native fauna threatened by foxes and feral cats.
Breeding of native species for conservation is undertaken at Perth Zoo for western swamp tortoise, dibbler and numbat. Perth Zoo also has a ‘head start’ program for white-bellied and orange- bellied frogs, where eggs are collected from the wild and progeny reared in the laboratory for release into the wild.