The NSW Government has committed $100 million to Saving our Species to fund priority conservation projects from July 2016 to June 2021 with additional investment from the Environmental Trust.
In 2016–17, over 260 projects throughout NSW will be funded.
Initial funding will focus on three groups:
- site-managed species, where a species on a specific site can be protected by making the site secure and managing the recovery of the species
- data-deficient species, where research is needed to understand more about them so they can be allocated to another management stream
- iconic species, which are highly valued by the community; all projects for species in this stream will be funded.
As the program progresses, funding will be allocated to other species, ecological communities and key threatening processes.