Australia's Small Birds
Emeritus Professor Harry Recher draws on four decades of bird research in Australia to ring the alarm bells on the decline of Australia's small birds. These are the bush birds of our forests, woodlands and suburbs, and he finds that perhaps half of their former populations and abundance have already been lost. He outlines what we can do to save the rest, and concludes that Australia's small birds are too beautiful, too precious, to lose.
Conservation Partners Program (DECC)
- Voluntary Conservation Agreements, Permanent legal protection for your property, registered on the property title. This is the highest level of protection, and remains on the land with a change of ownership
- Wildlife Refuges, Your land is legally declared a wildlife refuge, though you can change its status when required. The status is noted on the land title and remains with a change of ownership.
Catchment Management Authorities
- Incentives and Contracts, to assist landholders in improving natural resource management. (click on the map for your local CMA then look for grants and funding)
Nature Conservation Trust of NSW
- The Trust has Conservation Covenants and a revolving fund to improve natural resource management on private lands.
- Landowners in NSW who are interested in protecting and conserving biodiversity values on their land may establish a biobank site and generate biodiversity credits. These can be generated by landowners who commit to enhance and protect biodiversity values on their land through a biobanking agreement. Credits may be sold to generate funds for the management of the site.
- Landcare CarbonSMART has been developed in response to a growing demand from landholders and corporates to work together to offset carbon emissions. CarbonSMART was launched in March 2007 and now operates in all states and territories.