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Priority Actions

Collaboratively develop a transparent region-wide agreement on new ‘goals’ and priorities for biodiversity, building in science on climate change.

Why it is important?

A revision of Biodiversity goals and priorities undertaken collaboratively across different sectors is essential to take into account climate change. Different climate futures will make the use of pre-European vegetation a less appropriate reference.

Purpose
Policy Influence,
Priority
1,
Status
Proposed,
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Collaboratively prepare and implement a Biodiversity Connectivity Strategy incorporating latest science on climate change impacts.

Why it is important?

A region-wide, agreed, connectivity strategy, taking into account current science including climate change, will maximise the outcomes from connectivity investment and can inform plans and policies that can have either a positive or perverse impact on biodiversity resilience.

Purpose
Policy Influence,
Priority
1,
Status
In Progress,
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Incorporate priorities and actions identified through Threatened Species Recovery Plans into local projects to facilitate community stewardship of, and action towards, recovery of threatened species.

Why it is important?

Ensuring priorities from Recovery Plans are considered in local level planning and projects provides the most effective way to gain wide-spread adoption and implementation of strategic actions identified through the Recovery Planning process, as well as ensuring strong community stewardship of the process.

Purpose
Policy Influence,
Priority
Not Prioritised,
Status
Proposed,
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Strategically and collaboratively conduct restoration projects in priority locations across the Wet Tropics, to improve landscape connectivity and increase ecosystem resilience.

Why it is important?

Targeted, strategic restoration projects can make the most of the limited and contested funding available, while delivering strong biodiversity outcomes and improving landscape resilience and ecosystem function.

Purpose
Habitat Restoration,
Priority
Not Prioritised,
Status
Proposed,
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Removal of barriers and installation of structures to aid fish movement and provide expanded access to fish habitat and breeding grounds.

Why it is important?

These actions can all contribute to improved fish movement and long term aquatic health.  Community involvement is vital to raise awareness and act as a catalyst for further projects.

Purpose
Waterways Restoration,
Priority
Not Prioritised,
Status
Proposed,
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Conduct management activities within priority areas of remnant vegetation to improve the health, resilience and function of our region's existing forests.

Why it is important?

Without appropriate management, the cumulative effect of weeds, pests, diseases, natural disturbances, grazing, poor fire management, etc can all gradually erode the health and function of remnant patches. Existing forests are already contributing to the high biodiversity values of the region - we need to ensure they remain healthy.

Purpose
Habitat Restoration,
Priority
Not Prioritised,
Status
Proposed,
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Implement education, incentive and stewardship schemes to ensure long term protection of high value habitat – protecting what we already have.

Why it is important?

Investigating positive and innovative ways to protect what is already there provides a cost effective way of achieving good conservation outcomes, while encouraging support from landholders.  ‘Least effort’ approaches, such as protecting what we already have, can achieve protection of significant areas of high value habitat. 

Purpose
Habitat Restoration,
Priority
Not Prioritised,
Status
Proposed,
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