Culture and heritage

Aboriginal heritage

Threatened species recovery planning and Aboriginal community involvement

In NSW, there has been increasing recognition of the need to involve Aboriginal communities in natural resource management and planning. In 2002, the Threatened Species Conservation Act was amended to require Aboriginal people's interests to be considered during the development of recovery plans for threatened species, populations and ecological communities.

This discussion paper is part of a broader NPWS project concerned with Aboriginal involvement in recovery planning. The paper aims to:

  • Investigate how cultural values can shape, and be respected by, threatened species recovery planning.
  • Outline practical steps that can be taken to embed Aboriginal cultural values into NPWS decision-making during future recovery planning.


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