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Have your say on South Australia's new Biodiversity Act

January 08, 2024

The South Australian Government is developing a new Biodiversity Act – the first of its kind in our state – and you’re invited to have your say.

From the air we breathe to the food we eat, we all rely on biodiversity.

Despite this, South Australia does not have a dedicated Act to safeguard biodiversity. Instead, provisions exist across multiple laws, which has led to gaps in protections. Unfortunately, the existing provisions haven’t successfully prevented biodiversity loss. In fact, more than 1,100 of our state’s unique native plant and animal species is currently threatened with extinction.

Developing the new Act and increasing the effectiveness of our legislative framework will allow us to do things differently. The new Act will be an important tool in ensuring the long-term future of South Australia and safeguarding nature for future generations to enjoy.

The government now wants to hear from you! They want to understand your perspectives on biodiversity conservation and the priorities for a new Act.

The online survey is open until 14 February 2024. To learn more about the opportunities for the new Biodiversity Act, and contribute your feedback to the online survey, click here.

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