Biodiversity Law

The key legislation for protection of the ACT’s biodiversity is the Nature Conservation Act 1980 (ACT). It requires development of a Nature Conservation Strategy, creates a Conservator of Flora and Fauna, an ACT Parks and Conservation Service, and has various mechanisms to identify and protect species and ecological communities at risk including through action plans. 

This factsheet was last updated in March 2010.

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