Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value

Protecting critical habitats is key to the conservation and recovery of endangered or critically endangered species.

Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis) is an iconic threatened species in NSW

Areas of declared critical habitat under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, (including Little Penguin and Wollemi Pine declared areas), have become the first Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value (AOBV) in NSW with the commencement of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

The Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 establishes the criteria for declaring AOBVs. The criteria have been designed to identify the most valuable sites for biodiversity conservation in NSW.

For more information visit Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value.

Listing

Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value declarations are listed under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Register of Declared Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value

Information about Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value in NSW, including declarations and maps, can be found in the Register of Declared Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value.