No species loss

Our natural environment is an integral part of South Australia's quality of life, sense of place and identity. It is intimately linked to the biodiversity that surrounds us. Much of the state's economy is based on the use of biological resources and the benefits from healthy ecosystems which provide clean air, water and arable land.

But our ecosystems and the services they provide are in trouble - suffering from the effects of habitat alteration, invasive species and altered fire regimes. South Australia has done much to limit this degradation but there is still more to do.

To provide a vision for future biodiversity conservation and management in South Australia, the first statewide nature conservation strategy, No Species Loss Nature Conservation Strategy (7.29mb pdf) has been prepared.

No Species Loss sets objectives and targets for the conservation and management of the state's biodiversity and provides guidelines on how these can be met.

As its name suggests, the aim of the No Species Loss Strategy is to lose no more species in South Australia, whether they be on land, in rivers, creeks, lakes and estuaries or in the sea. No Species Loss defines what is required over ten years to protect the state's ecosystems - the native plants and animals, and the environments in which they live. The Strategy also recognises that some of the damage we have done to our ecosystems may take hundreds of years to repair.

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Printed copies of No Species Loss

Printed copies of No Species Loss - A Nature Conservation Strategy for South Australia 2007-2017 are available at a cost of $7.50 from DEWNR.

Phone: (+61 8) 8204 1910.