Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment

The Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment 2016-2021 is the primary planning document guiding biodiversity initiatives at the regional level. 

It is one of the sub-strategies of the Regional Catchment Strategy and provides catchment-wide direction to local planning and implementation.

Biodiversity underpins the health of our intimately connected natural and managed systems, especially agriculture. Biodiversity is under increased pressure from climate change, and rapid changes in land and water use. After 13 years of drought, the driest period on record, the message is clear: leadership and strategic planning is required to equip people, enterprises and environments to adapt to these changes.

This Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment 2016-2021 is the current step in the journey of improving the resilience of ecosystems so that they continue to provide habitat for flora and fauna and the valuable services for more immediate human needs such as the filtering of water, the pollinating of crops and the provision of aesthetically pleasing places to live and play.

Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment 2016 - 2021

 

An echidna makes it's way across a paddock

An echidna makes it's way across a paddock

Providing habitat for flora and fauna

Providing habitat for flora and fauna

White and straw necked ibis

White and straw necked ibis