Review of the Nature Conservation Act

johnboy 3 December 2010

Simon Corbell has announced a discussion paper exists somewhere on a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980.

This discussion paper provides an opportunity to refresh the approach that the ACT takes towards future conservation measures and in relevant policy development. It also provides background information on the issues under review and seeks to stimulate thinking and trigger submissions from the wider community.

“Some of the issues that need to be considered include whether the objectives of the Act are still valid, whether it achieves its stated purpose and whether it provides a ‘best practice’ approach to nature conservation,” MrCorbell said.

Other issues to be considered include landscape connectivity, resilience and ecological functioning of the ACT’s natural landscapes and the effective management of the ACT’s biodiversity within and outside of reserves.

Submissions will close on 18 February and hopefully the discussion paper will be up somewhere on the website by then.

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