Conservator of Flora and Fauna
The Executive Director of Policy at the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development 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
Recent conservation documents
Aquatic and Riparian Conservation Strategy and Action Plans
ACT Native Woodlands Conservation Strategy and associated action plans were released in November 2019. The plan will replace the current Lowland Woodland Conservation Strategy. It will further guide the protection, restoration and management of our precious woodlands—and the plants and animals that live in them—for the next 10 years.