Conservator of Flora and Fauna
The Executive Director of Policy at the Environment and Planning Directorate holds the office of the Conservator of Flora and Fauna. Established by the Nature Conservation Act 2014 (NC Act), the Conservator of Flora and Fauna has additional responsibilities under the Planning and Development Act 2007, the Fisheries Act 2000 and the Tree Protection Act 2005.
The Conservator acts on issues that affect the conservation matters embodied in the NC Act. This relates, in particular, to protecting native plants and animals including the administration of a licensing system for the taking, keeping, selling, importing, exporting, disturbing, displaying and killing of native plants and animals; managing the nature reserve system; and protecting and conserving threatened species and ecological communities
2016 Eastern Grey Kangaroo management plan
The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is an important—and iconic—part of Canberra’s grassland and woodland environment. There are populations at most nature parks in the ACT. Following the declaration of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as a controlled native species, the Conservator for Flora and Fauna is preparing a controlled native species management plan for the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.
Consultation on The Eastern Grey Kangaroo: Draft Controlled Native Species Management Plan closed on 24 March 2017. The plan will now be finalised.