Biodiversity conservation

Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

Five images - Yirralka Ranger; Castle Hill in Townsville; Wet Tropics of Queensland; Bore site near Jimbour; Wet Tropics of Queensland

Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2030

Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms on earth – the different plants, animals and micro-organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part.

The Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council , represented by Ministers from all state and territory governments and the Australian Government, has endorsed for public release Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2030.

The release of the Strategy coincides with 2010 being the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity, in which the world is invited to take action to safeguard the variety of life on Earth; its biodiversity.

The Strategy is a significant national policy document that will guide how governments, the community, industry and scientists manage and protect Australia's plants, animals and ecosystems over the next twenty years.

Background documents

Photo credits: Yirralka Ranger, Dukpirri Marawili removing a ghost net at Yilpara Beach, Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected Area, Arnhem Land, NT (Photo: Jenifer Rahmoy 2006); View from Castle Hill in Townsville with burn off north of city; Orange-thighed frogs in the Wet Tropics of Queensland (Photo: Mike Trenerry); Bore site near Jimbour, Qld