Saving our Species 2016-2021

More plants and animals to be saved from extinction

The NSW Government is investing $100 million over five years in saving more threatened animals and plants from extinction. The funds are allocated from 2016 to 2021 to Saving our Species, NSW’s leading threatened species conservation program.

1 June 2016
Office of Environment and Heritage
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-380-9
  • ID OEH20160332
  • File PDF 1.5MB
  • Pages 16
  • Name saving-our-species-2016-2021-more-plants-and-animals-to-be-saved-20160332.pdf

The objectives are:

  • to maximise the number of threatened species that can survive securely in the wild in NSW
  • to control key threats facing our threatened plants and animals.

About Saving our Species

There are currently more than 980 threatened species and over 100 threatened ecological communities in NSW. SoS staff and partners are working to save species and ecological community through:

  • initiating projects that improve habitat and control threats, such as weeding programs and fox baiting
  • monitoring the effectiveness of these projects and the response of species and ecological communities to management activities
  • supporting conservation projects in national parks and on private land.

Success is measured by the number of sites where threatened species and ecological communities are stable or increasing in the wild in NSW.

Conservation activities delivered as part of the SoS program are complemented by effective regulation of human impacts on threatened species and ecological communities.