Saving our Species

Saving our Species is a new conservation program that aims to maximise the number of threatened species that can be secured in the wild in NSW for 100 years. Unlike previous programs, Saving our Species:

  • aligns everyone’s efforts under a single banner, so investment in threatened species conservation can be accounted for
  • assigns threatened species to different management streams so the individual requirements of each species can be met
  • invites the NSW community and businesses to participate, because projects to save threatened species are collaborative efforts.

Management streams

Through Saving our Species, threatened species have been allocated to one of six management streams depending on their distribution, ecology, security, and what is known about them.

The six management streams are:

Priorities for action under Saving our Species are species in the site-managed, iconic, data-deficient and landscape-managed species management streams. Direct action will be considered for nationally listed partnership species but is not expected for keep watch species unless threats substantially increase.

For site-managed species, conservation projects are being prioritised to maximise the number of species that can be secured with available resources. Revised strategies for landscape-managed species, endangered populations, threatened ecological communities and key threatening processes will be developed next.

Get involved

Anyone who undertakes or is interested in threatened species conservation can get involved in Saving our Species. People can:

Local conservation groups, landholders, schools and local businesses can search the website to find project sites in their local area.

Conservation project managers can share ways in which their actions are helping to save a species and do our survey.

Research organisations can view key knowledge gaps that need to be addressed for species little is known about, and undertake this research. Do our survey.

Private landholders can enter into an agreement for managing threatened species on their land with the Office of Environment and Heritage or the Nature Conservation Trust, or join other partnerships to conserve species.

Corporate investors and philanthropic organisations can invest in securing a species or managing a project.

Local councils and local lands services can identify threatened species management sites in their areas to enhance their own programs.

Decision makers, government agencies and project managers can:

Find out more about getting involved with Saving our Species.

More information

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Page last updated: 20 September 2016