The Australian Government is developing a new ten-year Threatened Species Strategy this year and is seeking input from interested stakeholders and members of the public. A survey is now open on ‘Have Your Say’ until 20 November 2020.
The current Threatened Species Strategy established clear priorities to focus efforts and make a difference for our threatened species. The new Strategy will incorporate some of the existing priorities, consider new and emerging challenges and build on lessons learned from the current Strategy.
This initial stage of consultation is seeking the public’s input on priority issues to be considered in the development of the new Strategy, including principles for selecting priorities and action areas to focus effort. To read the discussion paper and provide your feedback, please visit the Have Your Say page.
A five-year Action Plan will also be developed in 2021 that will set out practical targets, priority species and actions. There will be opportunity in 2021 to provide input into the first five-year Action Plan, including the selection of priority species.
The development of the new Strategy and first Action Plan is a consultative process, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and the community.
The new Strategy and Action Plans will drive practical on-ground action and support the development of new tools and technologies to help address the multiple pressures our species face and build resilience in our threatened species and their habitat.
More information about the role of the Threatened Species Commissioner and the Threatened Species Strategy in national conservation efforts can be found at: Threatened Species Commissioner.