About the National Reserve System

Bunker Block, South Australia

The National Reserve System is the nation's premier investment in biodiversity conservation
WWF - Australia

The National Reserve System is Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our unique landscapes, plants and animals for future generations.

It forms the nation's natural safety net against our biggest environmental challenges: climate change and declining water resources.

Australia's protected areas

Australia's protected areas

Protected areas conserve the healthy ecosystems that sustain human life.

Australia's protected areas

 

Requirements and targets for protected areas

Requirements and targets

A protected area is an area of land or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity.

Requirements for protected areas

 

History of the National Reserve System

History

For over a century Australia has been setting aside protected areas to conserve biodiversity.

History

 

Ownership of protected areas

Ownership of protected areas

Australia's National Reserve System is one of the world's great conservation partnerships.

Ownership of protected areas