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Help improve Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030 – submissions due 16 March

13 March, 2018

The revised strategy is inadequate at achieving this aim as it does not include a robust, considered framework to help address the significant biodiversity loss experienced in Australia every year.

Approximately 1700 animals and plants are recognised by the Australian Government as being threatened with extinction currently. We need a strong strategy with meaningful, tangible steps, measures and performance indicators to ensure the strength of our biodiversity improves and fewer species are threatened with extinction.

Comments are now open until 4pm Qld time, 16 March 2018 on the federal government’s draft document ‘Australia’s Strategy for Nature 2018-2030’. This document revises ‘Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: 2010-2030’ in response to a 5 year independent review undertaken in 2016: see here for the review report.

These strategies are intended to be the guiding framework for conserving our nation's biodiversity. The revised strategy is inadequate at achieving this aim as it does not include a robust, considered framework to help address the significant biodiversity loss experienced in Australia every year. A significant amount of content has been lost in the revised version, dropping from 102 pages to just 17 pages.

The revised draft also has no tangible measures for ensuring its aims are met; instead providing high level aspirational goals only.

You can provide your submissions via survey:

Or via a written submission:

  • Submissions must include a completed cover sheet:

Submission coversheet (PDF - 151.72 KB)
Submission coversheet (DOCX - 188.95 KB) ​

Submissions can be forwarded to:

Email: nbssecretariat@environment.gov.au

Postal:

National Biodiversity Strategy Secretariat
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions are due by 5.00pm AEST, Friday 16 March 2018.

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