Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Acronyms and abbreviations

List of acronyms and abbreviations
ACT Australian Capital Territory
ANCA Australian Nature Conservation Agency
CAMBA China - Australia Migratory Bird Agreement
CAR Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative
CRA Comprehensive Regional Assessment
CSA mine Cornish, Scottish and Australian mine
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DIWA Directory of Important Wetlands of Australia
DLWC NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation (now part of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources)
DUAP NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning (now part of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources)
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EPA NSW Environment Protection Authority (now part of the Department of Environment and Conservation)
EPA Act Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979)
EPBC Act Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999)
GIS Geographic Information System
HO Heritage Office
IBCA Integrated Biodiversity Conservation Assessment
IBRA Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia
JAMBA Japan - Australia Migratory Bird Agreement
LEP Local Environment Plan
NPW Act National Parks and Wildlife Act (1974)
NPWS NPWS
NSW New South Wales
NVC Act Native Vegetation Conservation Act (1997)
QLD (Qld) Queensland
RACAC Resource and Conservation Assessment Council
RACD Resource and Conservation Division (Planning NSW - now part of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources)
RAOU Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
RVC Regional Vegetation Committee
SA South Australia
SCA State Conservation Area
SCMP State Conservation Monitoring Project
SEPP State Environmental Planning Policy
SRA State Recreation Area
TS Profile Threatened Species Profile
TSC Act Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995)
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
VCA Voluntary Conservation Agreement
VIC (Vic) Victoria
WR Wildlife Refuge

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