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 Plan for Our Parks initiative was announced by the Premier on 20 February 2019 to create a minimum of five million hectares of new national parks, marine parks and other conservation reserves over the next five years.
The Nature Refuges Program (the Program) is the Queensland Government’s primary private protected area program. The program works with landholders who have an interest in protecting and managing the significant conservation values of their land in perpetuity.
Barrer Hill is approximately 50 hectares and has a long history of human impacts attributed to commercial pine plantations and livestock grazing. It retains some high conservation values with rocky grasslands home to threatened species like the pink-tailed worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella).
The aim of the Strategy is to provide biodiversity rich, resilient landscapes stretching from the inner city to the mountains, where well-functioning ecosystems can meet the needs of people and the environment.
Recent dieback has led to widespread death of Blakely’s Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi) in the north of the ACT, causing significant concern for the Territory government. It is thought that both the impacts of clearing and climate events influence the onset and severity of insect attacks.
The Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program (VCMP) is a 4 year program that started in 2017 to inform spatial prioritisation of monitoring investment effort along Victoria’s coastline and to ensure that data collected is managed centrally and made publicly available.