The Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs MP has set a new course for conserving our state’s natural environment with the release of the Nature Conservation Directions Statement 2020 last month.

The new Nature Conservation Directions Statement 2020 sets a vision for all South Australians to conserve nature in a rapidly changing world.

It’s been developed using leading practice principles from international and national sources, with input from an internal Working Group comprising representatives of the Strategy, Partnerships, and Conservation and Threatened Species teams.

Importantly, the Nature Conservation Directions Statement 2020 provides focus for state and federal funding and assists in identifying species where recovery plans are required in the face of a changing climate.

It will be implemented through an action plan where priorities are addressed according to a strong evidence base.

The principles on which the Nature Conservation Directions Statement rely are also aligned to other significant initiatives, including:

  • the establishment of regional Landscape Boards and Green Adelaide
  • the development of the upcoming South Australian Climate Change Action Plan
  • the work of the Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Taskforce
  • the development of a new South Australian Wellbeing Strategy.

For further information about the Nature Conservation Directions Statement 2020 contact DEW Strategy Branch Principal Adviser Dr Monika Stasiak.

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