Government releases biodiversity prospectus
The Federal Government has released its first national biodiversity prospectus, setting out the framework for the Government’s investment in biodiversity conservation within the Land Sector Package and sustainable environment stream of Caring for our Country.
The One Land – Many Stories: Prospectus of Investment 2013-14 builds on the work done by the Government to date, according to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke.
"It provides the community with information in one document on where we will focus our investments in 2013-14 and how we will work with the community to deliver real outcomes for the environment,” Mr Burke said.
The government earlier this year committed $2.2 billion for a second five years of Caring for our Country, commencing on 1 July 2013. The release of the prospectus follows a significant period of consultation with the community and stakeholders to inform the design of the second phase of the natural resource management initiative.
From July 2013, Caring for our Country will be delivered through two specific streams - one dedicated to sustainable environment and the other to sustainable agriculture.
More information can be found here