Saving our Species iconic species strategy consultation draft

Iconic species are important to us socially, culturally and economically, and the community has high expectations for their effective ecological management.

Date
1 June 2017
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Strategic plan
Status
Draft
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-461-5
  • ID OEH20170503
  • File PDF 0.9MB
  • Pages 14
  • Name saving-our-species-iconic-species-strategy-draft-june-2017-170503.pdf

This document outlines how NSW Government’s Saving our Species (SoS) program creates conservation strategies for ensuring the survival of iconic species.

There are six SoS iconic species: brush tailed rock wallaby, koala, southern corroboree frog, malleefowl, Wollemi pine and plains-wanderer.

The SoS program provides a framework for prioritising investment in threatened species and ecological communities in NSW, based on a cost-benefit approach. The program has categorised six threatened species as iconic species because of their inherent social values and ecological attributes.

Under SoS, species in the iconic management stream are the highest priority for investment. SoS takes a site-managed or landscape-managed species approach to the management of iconic species, with the ‘iconic’ label applied to recognise the community’s interest in these species.

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