Involving landowners and communities in biodiversity conservation
The NSW Biodiversity Strategy supported activities to enhance community involvement in biodiversity conservation. Projects helped to enhance existing conservation programs to achieve on-ground conservation effort in targeted areas, conservation partnership arrangements and better access to biodiversity information and research.
Key projects contributed to :
- Development of the report, Indigenous kinship with the Natural World in New South Wales (Project 145.1). This report describes the social and religious affiliations Aboriginal people have with plant and animal species. It also helps us recognise and understand the Aboriginal cultural 'kinship' with land management.
- Building on the conservation assessments of the Riverina, this project helped local landholders achieve on-ground conservation outcomes on their land. The project identified areas of high conservation value on private land and promoted landholder options for conservation partnerships with government and non-government organisations (Project 13.18). This work contributed to an increase in the uptake of OEH's conservation agreements for this area. Visit OEH's Conservation Partners Program for more information on conservation options available for private landholders.
Page last updated: 11 April 2011