DG: Protecting Habitat and Wildlife

Protect existing habitat and the important wildlife species it supports, using a range of planning initiatives and incentives.

Why it is Important?

The Douglas area has many unique and iconic species of wildlife, but many of these are being severely impacted by loss of habitat and human activities. It is important that our region retains the habitat and conditions to support these wildlife species, to maintain the high biodiversity values and to support a strong ecotourism sector.

Examples of Local Action

  • Identify areas of high biodiversity value and protect them through conservation buy-back schemes.
  • Protection of flying fox colonies and roosting sites. Spectacled Flying Foxes are now listed as endangered, but many of their camps are still being disrupted / relocated and much of their habitat has been destroyed.

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