Rangelands policies and strategies
The Australian Collaborative Rangeland Information System (ACRIS) report, "Rangelands 2008-Taking the Pulse", highlighted national issues that could underpin further national policy development.
National Principles for Rangelands Management
In light of the ACRIS report, the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC) endorsed the ‘Principles for Sustainable Resource Management in the Rangelands’ in April 2010, updating the 1999 National Guidelines and Principles for Rangelands Management.
- Principles for Sustainable Resource Management in the Rangelands (2010) (PDF - 1.34 MB) | (Word - 628 KB)
The 2010 Principles for Sustainable Resource Management in the Rangelands:
- provide a reference for committees reporting to NRMMC to use when developing reviewing and implementing national strategies
- outline the unique features and values of the rangelands and guiding factors underpinning resource management in Australia’s stunning rangeland landscapes
- may be useful to individual governments, and to other non-government organisations in their ongoing environmental and natural resource management policy and program activities.
The National Principles and Guidelines, published in 1999, established a framework for those with interests in the rangelands to develop strategies and actions to manage change and ensure a viable legacy for future generations.
The National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity
The National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity directly stems from Australia's obligations under Article 6 of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and provides the framework for protecting Australia's biodiversity. The Strategy is currently being reviewed.
The Australian Weeds Strategy (revised 2007)
The Australian weeds strategy is a vital part of Australia's integrated approach to national biosecurity, and complements other existing and new national strategies for invasive species, such as those for terrestrial vertebrate pests and marine pests. Its aim is to minimise the impact of weeds on Australia's environmental, economic and social assets.
- Australian weeds strategy - 2007
Australian Pest Animal Strategy
The focus of the Strategy is to address the undesirable impacts caused by exotic vertebrate animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish) that have become pests in Australia, and to prevent the establishment of new exotic vertebrate pests.
- Australian pest animal strategy: A national strategy for the management of vertebrate pest animals in Australia - 2007
National Framework for the Management and Monitoring of Australia's Native Vegetation (1999)
The National Framework for the Management and Monitoring of Australia's Native Vegetation, an initiative of the former Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC), provides a vehicle through which to implement the goal of reversing the decline in the quality and extent of Australia's native vegetation cover, against an agreed framework of best practice management and monitoring measures.