Biodiversity Plan

This Biodiversity Plan provides an overview of Banyule’s biodiversity assets and lists actions and indicators to justify, direct and monitor our management of biodiversity within the municipality. Biodiversity can be defined simply as the diversity of living things. It can be measured on a genetic level (diversity of genes within a species); on a species level (number of different species); and at an ecosystem level (number of functioning habitat types of different successional stages and ecological vegetation classes). All three levels of biodiversity are intertwined and must be protected, as human civilisation depends on healthy natural systems for survival. Council recognises that the critical threats to biodiversity include climate change, habitat destruction, fragmentation and the impact of weeds and feral animals. Biodiversity is an important component in achieving our Council Plan vision of a green, sustainable and vibrant place for a healthy, connected and inclusive community. The Banyule Biodiversity Plan 2019-2022 aims to strengthen the capacity of people to protect, enhance and restore biodiversity. This Biodiversity Plan provides an overview of Banyule’s biodiversity assets and lists actions and indicators to justify, direct and monitor our management of biodiversity within the municipality. It supports the objectives in Banyule’s Council Plan 2017-2022, in particular the Planet: Environmental Sustainability objective:

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Report

Geographic Coverage

Victoria

Source

Banyule City Council: 2019

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