Biodiversity is the variation and richness of species within an ecosystem and is used to measure the health of an environment.
Within the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) are two of Australia’s 15 biodiversity hotspots.
The region is also a part of the international recognised South Western Biodiversity hotspot (IUCN), NACC wants to ensure the unique species of the area survive, and is working to protect and enhance the health of ecosystems across the NAR.
For agriculture, biodiversity is crucial.
It provides and maintains the ecosystems essential to agriculture. Losing biodiversity in agriculture threatens the health of the environment and economic productivity for farmers.
By engaging with landholders, local community and local government, NACC is tackling the major biodiversity threats across the NRM.
The NACC group is working to rebuild the regions biodiversity by conserving and stabilising native habitats and managing ongoing threats hand-in-hand with locals.
Together we can support our diverse environment and agricultural industry.
Newly funded NACC projects:
State NRM Program
Biodiversity Links: mid-west and southern rangelands.
This project will re-connect habitat for biodiversity in the northern section of the Southwest Australia global biodiversity hotspot. It will create landscape-scale ecological corridors between coastal plant and animal communities at Lesueur National Park in the south, arid shrublands and salt lakes in the east (including Charles Darwin Reserve and Ninghan Station Indigenous Protected Area), and Shark Bay World Heritage Area in the north. It will enable strategic revegetation and rehabilitation of natural assets in the Wheatbelt, Midwest, and Murchison regions, and manage threats to these areas..
Most natural assets of the Geraldton Sandplain and Avon Wheatbelt bioregions are privately owned while the rangelands are leasehold.The corridor will enable land managers to contribute in a collaborative, coordinated way to conserve species and protect their habitat.
Caring for our Country Intiative
Native Habitat and Landscape Conservation Phase II.
This project will protect and restore high-value remnant vegetation containing threatened flora and fauna in the Northern Agricultural region of South West WA. The project offers incentives for private land managers to protect and enhance valuable habitat through fencing and invasive species management.
NACC Hidden Treasures Project
NACC Rabbit Suppression Project
Kwongan Connections - Valuing the Boidiversity of the West Midlands
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