National Research and Development Program on Rehabilitation, Management and Conservation of Remnant Vegetation, Research report 1
Carl Binning and Mike Young - CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology
Environment Australia, 1997
ISBN 0 6425 4000 4
About the report
This report reviews the role of management agreements and other mechanisms for promoting conservation outside the reserve system on private and public lands. Focusing on remnant vegetation, it draws on lessons and the experience of innovative private land conservation programs currently in place in each State and Territory. In general, these programs are small and achieve outstanding results with very limited funding. With the prospect of increased funding through the Natural Heritage Trust, this report finds that management agreements have the potential to play an increased and significant role in conserving remnant vegetation.
In broad terms, a management agreement is a contract or binding agreement between a landholder and third party regarding the use and management of their land. In the case of remnant vegetation conservation, an agreement would generally restrict land uses that are harmful and prescribe the management actions required to sustain conservation values in the long term.
Management agreements have the capacity to successfully integrate agricultural and other productive landuses with the conservation of remnant vegetation.