Measuring our amazing biodiversity

A method to assess biodiversity and ecological integrity across New South Wales

The Biodiversity Baseline Assessment is a method and program for assessing and reporting on the status and trends in biodiversity and ecological integrity in New South Wales, as required by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

1 October 2017
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Fact sheet
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-942-9
  • ID OEH20170570
  • File PDF 570KB
  • Pages 2
  • Name measuring-our-amazing-biodiversity-170570.pdf

The NSW Government has introduced new legislation for biodiversity conservation and native vegetation management, including the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. One of the main goals of the Act is to conserve biodiversity. To help assess the performance of the new legislation, Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) will establish a monitoring program and assess the status of biodiversity in New South Wales at the beginning of the Act – the baseline – and then at recommended intervals, including contributing to the five-year review of the Act.