Biodiversity Fund Round Two: 2013-14
The Biodiversity Fund Round Two: 2013-14 will focus on projects that improve the condition, extent and connectivity of native vegetation across Australia, in the target areas below.
More information on these target areas can be found in the Prospectus.
- the Central Australian Connection
- Tasmania (excluding Macquarie Island)
- South-west Western Australia
- South Australia - Victoria Connection
- Greater Border Ranges region
- Urban waterways and Coastal environments
Note: The maps below should be used as a guide only. Prospective applicants should use the mapping tool, located within the online application form, to determine their eligibility to apply.
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The Central Australian Connection stretches 2,800 kilometres from Arnhem Land coastal waters in the north to Wiplena Pound and Pualco Range Conservation Park in the south. This target area contains a considerable diversity of unique species and ecosystems, including vast coastal stretches, wetlands, grasslands and, in the wide open spaces of the arid centre, unique ranges, waterholes and inland catchments.
Tasmania is home to some of the richest natural environments, from prime agricultural land to rugged mountain areas. The north west of Tasmania is renowned for its sea life, wildlife, crags and beaches, and for its pristine wilderness. Tasmania’s ancient origins and evolutionary development mean that many of its natural elements are significant globally and have world heritage status.
The south-west of Western Australia is renowned for its diversity and its flora. There are over 5,000 known plant species in the area and large numbers that are globally unique. It includes unique vegetation assemblages that range from majestic karri and jarrah, to granite outcrops with significant Aboriginal cultural importance, to species rich heathlands and the world’s largest intact temperate woodlands.
South-east South Australia includes parts of the Murray Mallee and Murray Lakes and Coorong sub-region, as well as the Naracoorte Coastal Plain, which includes significant wetland areas. Kangaroo Island supports several unique endemic species and is a refuge for other iconic Australian species under pressure. South-west Victoria includes the Wimmera, Glenelg Hopkins, Mallee and Corangamite natural resource management areas. The area contains habitat for a range of threatened species, nationally and internationally important wetlands and endemic native orchids.
This region encompasses the natural resource management regions of Northern Rivers and south-east Queensland. The area includes the Border Ranges North and South biodiversity hotspot and the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This region supports a large variety of rare and threatened species, with a broad range of significant habitats. The area includes Lord Howe Island, which contains many plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.
Australia’s urban waterways and coastal environments provide essential ecosystem services that support local communities and their economies. High quality soils occur in coastal areas, which are a focus for agriculture and a range of other resource-based industries. The coastal zone is the place where the great majority of Australians live.
Urban waterways include rivers, streams, wetlands and estuaries in coastal cities and towns with a population greater than 100 000 as in the maps below.
The coastal zone includes the intertidal zone and areas to the immediate landward side of the intertidal zone in which there are physical features, and ecological or natural processes that affect, or potentially affect, the coast or natural coastal values. This coastal zone includes mangrove areas, salt marshes, coastal woodlands and heathlands, beaches, and dune systems, estuaries, bays, creeks and lakes which are affected by tidal systems. The coastal zone does not extend to areas below the low intertidal zone.
All of Australia’s coastline is eligible to apply for funding regardless of the population in that area. In recognition of the variability of coastal environments, the coastal environment Target Area has not been mapped. If the project is not occurring in the coastal zone itself as defined above, but is within the broader coastal environment, it is up to applicants to demonstrate that their project would have a direct impact on the coastal zone.