Protecting Natural Heritage: using the Australian Natural Heritage Charter

2003

2nd Edition
Australian Heritage Commission
ISBN 0 642 50257 9

About the guide

Protecting Natural Heritage: using the Australian Natural Heritage Charter is a guide to help you conserve places of natural heritage significance.

This book uses principles outlined in the second edition of the Australian Natural Heritage Charter for the conservation of places of natural heritage significance — a reference publication developed by the Australian Heritage Commission and the Australian Committee for IUCN (World Conservation Union).

Drawing on the Charter, it gives you the tools needed to make sound decisions for managing and restoring natural heritage places whether:

  • degraded or pristine
  • large or small
  • with many heritage values or just one
  • with areas of international, national or local significance, or
  • farms, council reserves, mining leases, publicly or privately owned places, the land of traditional Indigenous owners or formally protected areas.

Any individual or group involved in conserving Australia's natural heritage places can use this guide - including landowners and managers, non-government and government organisations, decision-makers, voluntary groups or professional practitioners.

Protecting Natural Heritage: using the Australian Natural Heritage Charter replaces the Natural Heritage Places Handbook which provided assistance in applying the first edition of the Charter.