The aim of No Species Loss – a Nature Conservation Strategy for South Australia 2007 to 2017 was to lose no more species from South Australia. When released in 2007 No Species Loss defined what we thought was required over the next ten years to protect the state's ecosystems - the native plants and animals, and the environments in which they live. That Strategy recognises that some of the damage we have done to our ecosystems may take hundreds of years to repair.
No Species Loss set objectives and targets for the conservation and management of the state's biodiversity and provides guidelines on how these can be met. While appraisals of the Strategy showed that it was comprehensive, relevant and well understood by stakeholders, it largely failed to influence or drive action for biodiversity conservation in the State.