Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Low security conservation-oriented mechanisms

The following table shows low security (land management relies on other mechanisms for security or goodwill), nature conservation-oriented land management strategies available in NSW.

MechanismGoverning legislationPurpose as defined in legislationConservation effectiveness. Is nature conservation the primary purpose of the mechanism?Security of mechanism. How easily can protection offered by the measure be circumvented or varied?Planned management. Does legislation require that the protection measure be managed under a plan of management?IUCN protected are category if applicable
Indigenous Protected Area No statutory basis A program developed by Environment Australia (EA) to provide the opportunity for agreements to be made between the Commonwealth government and indigenous groups over lands owned or controlled by indigenous people that would fund and assist indigenous communities to manage their lands for conservation of biodiversity Yes Not secure No
Register of National Estate Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975 A nationwide heritage list for Australia that encompasses natural, indigenous and historic places. The Register is compiled by the Australian Heritage Commission. Case by case, can also be cultural heritage. Listing in the Register of the National Estate does not legally affect management of a place unless it is a property owned by the Commonwealth No legal protection unless offered by another mechanism or on Commonwealth land.

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