Biodiversity conservation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Wildlife conservation
NARROWER TERMS
Conference paper

Law and governance for the biodiverse city

This paper suggests that Australia’s existing environmental laws and regulations are inadequate to protect biodiversity when it comes in direct competition with determined urban expansion.
Conference paper

Sustainable green systems in the urban environment

This paper examines the complex issue of creating sustainable green systems and protecting biodiversity within the built environment.
Strategy

Australia’s biosecurity future

This report provides a transformational vision for a resilient biosecurity system in 2030, and the system changes that can be made to get there.
Discussion paper

Developing a new Threatened Species Strategy: discussion paper

The development of the new Threatened Species Strategy and Action Plan will be a consultative process, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and the community. This discussion paper focuses on the first stage, seeking public input on priority issues to be considered in the development of the...
Strategy

Regenerate Australia: a roadmap to recovery and regeneration

This strategy document outlines the WWF's new program of ongoing action to ensure our environment, people and wildlife not only survives, but thrive together. It’s a commitment to every animal, habitat and community to restore, protect and support what’s important.
Report

Biodiversity native forests report

This report explores the financial gap favouring monoculture exotic forests over biodiverse native forests in New Zealand, and the incentives, policy settings and funding mechanisms required to ‘reset the balance’ by levelling the playing field for native forests.
Report

Living planet report 2020

This report highlights the decline of species and the overall ecosystem health of the plant. Findings show an average 68% fall in monitored populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016.
Report

Our atmosphere and climate 2020

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ. New Zealand's changing climate is explored in five chapters that show how, why, and what is happening to New Zealand's climate...
Policy report

Devolving extinction?

The Australian government is poised to hand over their national environmental approval responsibilities to states and territories. This report outlines a damning audit of core standards in state and territory legislation and associated case studies, highlighting the need for comprehensive reform at all levels, and...
Discussion paper

Towards a sustainable marine management regime: an update on Tasmanian progress

Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
Report

Corangamite bio-links project

This project brought together a wide range of stakeholders from across the Colac Otway and Corangamite Shires to develop a map based bio-links strategy which is recognised as a key biodiversity planning tool.
Submission

A proposed national policy statement on Indigenous biodiversity

The Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation have published key themes from submissions made during the consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. Over 7,000 submissions were made on the proposed NPS including valuable suggestions for improvements.
Report

The extinction crisis in Australia's cities and towns

This report details the little-known prevalence of nationally listed threatened plants and animals in 99 of Australia’s biggest cities and towns. It also documents how much forest and woodland habitat for these same threatened species has been destroyed between 2000 and 2017 under Australia’s failing...
Strategy

Te Mana o te Taiao

Te Mana o te Taiao sets out a strategic framework for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity, particularly indigenous biodiversity, in Aotearoa New Zealand, from 2020 to 2050.
Report

Independent Review of the EPBC Act: interim report

This interim report suggests that the EPBC Act does not position the Commonwealth to protect the environment and Australia’s iconic places in the national interest. The operation of the Act is dated and inefficient, and it is not fit to manage current or future environmental...
Report

Recovery for people and planet

This briefing note provides suggestions for investment the New Zealand Government can make as part of an economic stimulus that will enable New Zealand to emerge from this crisis more resilient and with an improved environment.
Report

Referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s administration of referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Report

Regenerate Australia: the concept

This is an update of a paper, first published in October 2013, which sought to outline and encourage discussion of these issues and how they might be addressed. It is based on detailed analyses of the science, practical grass roots experience, consideration of what has...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are 75pc of Australia's living species largely unknown?

An estimated 75 per cent of Australia's biodiversity is largely unknown.
Discussion paper

Independent Review of the EPBC Act: discussion paper

The EPBC Act requires that an independent review be undertaken at least once every ten years. The review must examine the operation of the Act and the extent to which its objects have been achieved. The last review was completed in 2009. This discussion paper...