NCC: Protecting Habitat

Increase the protection of remnant and connecting habitat, through incentives for stewardship.

Why it is important?

Habitat loss and fragmentation are some of the key threatening processes to biodiversity in our Local Landscape, including the Southern Cassowary. Protecting existing habitat, as well as areas which provide connection between, is vital for the survival and health of many of our wildlife species.

Examples of Local Action

Establish stewardship programs to encourage protection of habitat.
Strengthen local government planning regulations to support the protection of important habitat.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CM 15: Remnant Protection and Enhancement

Conduct management activities within priority areas of remnant vegetation to improve the health, resilience and function of our region’s existing forests.

Local Landscape:

Northern Cassowary Coast

Regional Theme: