A Guide to Private Conservation in NSW

Australia’s biodiversity cannot be conserved adequately in the public reserve system. Public reserves such as national parks account for a small fraction of all land in Australia. Without conservation on private land much of Australia’s biodiversity may be lost.

This is why government and non-government organisations are working towards encouraging landholders to take steps to conserve some or all of the natural features of their properties. A range of private conservation mechanisms have been developed in the hope that more of Australia’s biodiversity can be preserved.

This publication will help you understand the different private conservation options available and help you decide which option would be most suitable for your property and circumstances.

This publication was produced with the financial support of the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust. 
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