The National Reserve System is the nation's premier investment in biodiversity conservation
WWF - Australia
The National Reserve System is Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our unique landscapes, plants and animals for future generations.
It forms the nation's natural safety net against our biggest environmental challenges: climate change and declining water resources.
Australia's protected areas
Protected areas conserve the healthy ecosystems that sustain human life.
Requirements and targets for protected areas
A protected area is an area of land or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity.
History of the National Reserve System
For over a century Australia has been setting aside protected areas to conserve biodiversity.
Ownership of protected areas
Australia's National Reserve System is one of the world's great conservation partnerships.