Examples of including biodiversity conservation in regional planning


The research report Mechanisms for Improved Integration of Biodiversity Conservation in Regional NRM Planning was funded from the Natural Heritage Trust. The report was published in July 2003.

Section 4 of the report describes initiatives in each State and Territory. The Appendix includes case studies of successful biodiversity initiatives. The case studies are reproduced here:

Case studies.Blackwood Biodiversity Program (WA)Living Landscapes (WA)Indigenous Protected Areas - Anangu Pitjanjatjara Lands (SA)Queensland Murray Darling Committee (Qld)Huon Healthy Rivers Project (Tas)Field Fresh Tasmania (Tas)Snowy River Rainforest and Riparian Vegetation Restoration Project (Vic)The Target Project (NSW)Kwongan Connections (WA)Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation (NT)Vegetation Investment Project (ACT)Birds for Biodiversity — Mt. Lofty Ranges (SA)Noosa Shire Council (Qld)Woodland Watch (WA)Draft Mallee Native Vegetation Plan (Vic)Victoria River Downs Conservation Association (NT)Rural regionPeri-urban region

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Case studies have also been prepared on a Peri-urban Region and a Rural Region.

There are also Local Government Awards  for integration of biodiversity in planning.