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Publications archive - Annual reports


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2002-03

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2003
ISSN 1441 9335

Review of performance - outcome one: Environment (continued)


Protect and conserve biodiversity

The Department implements national programs to reverse the decline in the quality and extent of Australia's native vegetation and to improve conservation in protected areas. It is also working to recover nationally listed threatened species and ecological communities and to combat invasive non-native species.

The Department also funds the Australian Biological Resources Study to advance the identification and classification of Australia's plants and animals, providing the underlying taxonomic knowledge necessary for the conservation of Australia's biodiversity.

In 2002-03 the Department worked to protect and conserve biodiversity through the following programs and activities: