The Saving our Species program (SoS) is the NSW Government’s strategy for securing threatened species and ecological communities, and for managing key threatening processes (KTPs).
The aim of the program is to develop targeted strategies for managing threatened plants and animals, ecological communities and key threatening processes using the best available information.
An aspiration of the program is that its principles of cost-effectiveness, scientific rigour and transparency will guide investment by all (government and non-government) stakeholders across NSW.
All conservation strategies developed under SoS are unified by the overarching objective of the program, ‘To maximise the number of threatened species that are secure in the wild in NSW for 100 years’.
This document outlines the SoS framework and approach to managing listed key threatening processes.
Key threatening processes are a focus point for SoS as they drive the extinction of species and ecological communities. In managing key threatening processes, threat abatement is fundamental to ensuring the long-term viability of threatened species and ecological communities.
Also, a threat-led approach is often more strategic and cost-effective than a species-led or community-led approach. The effective integration of the KTP strategy with other components of SoS that target species and ecological communities will be key to the success of the program.