The Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel (the panel) has attempted to portray a positive new approach to the very important goal of more effective conservation of the biodiversity of NSW. This vision has been based on a detailed review of the achievements and deficiencies of the past 40 to 50 years in NSW, and observations on other Australian and international jurisdictions.
Ultimately our goal must be to minimise future losses of native biodiversity. While there is a delay between habitat degradation and extinctions, by aiming to conserve habitats in good condition, we can reduce the rate of biodiversity loss. We believe that this can be done at the same time as reducing regulation and improving social and economic outcomes.