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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Biological Diversity
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 9


To protect biological diversity and maintain ecological processes and systems.

Strategic Approach

This can best be done by improving the level of coordination of the current range of activities in this area; implementing Australia's international obligations; strengthening the practical skills and knowledge of land managers; completing strategies for the management of plant and animal pests, improving management of veterinary chemicals, and conserving native vegetation, including encouraging off-reserve conservation.

Objective 9.1

Governments will: