Council is committed to protecting our native plants and animals. We want to ensure our natural areas remain healthy, resilient and valued into the future.
To do this we need to continue to build our knowledge and track our progress towards this goal. The Biodiversity report assists us to do this. This is the second report to be produced. The first was released in 2016. We can now report on how our biodiversity assets have changed over time.
The Biodiversity Report 2020 provides a snapshot of our biodiversity assets. It provides information on:
- how much native vegetation covers our region and how well protected it is
- what our different vegetation communities are
- where our important habitat areas are
- how many threatened plants and animals live in our region habitat areas
We use these reports to inform our biodiversity planning and conservation actions.
Highlights of the 2020 Biodiversity Report include:
- our region supports a diverse threatened species
- native vegetation covers over 55% of our region
- almost half of the existing vegetation is protected
- Biodiversity Biodiversity is the variety of all life - plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms. View more
- Coastal Coastal areas extend from our coastal plains and lagoons to our sand dunes and rocky shores. View more
- 7. Protecting the green frame Protect our inter-urban breaks to strengthen our neighbourhoods and communities. View more