Presentation on theme: "The Nature Conservation Act 2014 Annie Lane Conservator of Flora and Fauna Executive Director Environment, Environment and Planning Directorate."— Presentation transcript:
The Nature Conservation Act 2014 Annie Lane Conservator of Flora and Fauna Executive Director Environment, Environment and Planning Directorate
The Nature Conservation Act 2014 The Nature Conservation Act 2014 is the primary ACT legislation for the protection and management of native plants and animals.
The new Act is the same in intent as the old Act. It has been modernised and extra roles for the Conservator have been provided...
Updated nature conservation processes and procedures. Allows more efficient, flexible and effective application of nature conservation policy.
The Act complements the Nature Conservation Strategy. Outlines the principal strategies and actions for nature conservation
Licences and offences Redrafted to provide clarity and strengthened penalties
Restructure of legislation Reserve Management Plans for wilderness areas, national parks and nature reserves have been moved out of the Planning and Development Act into the new Act
Conservator’s role -to develop and oversee policies, programs and plans for the effective management of nature conservation in the ACT -to monitor the state of nature conservation in the ACT - to provide information to the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment.
Develop and publish guidelines Photo by: Samuel LP The Conservator can develop and publish guidelines that articulate the processes and priorities.
A new responsibility for the Conservator Photo by: Samuel LP Research and Monitor biodiversity.