The success and productivity of our tourism and primary industries, such as our agriculture, fisheries and forestry, depend upon the health and sustainable management of our native plants, animals and ecosystems.
Our native plants and animals face many challenges such as loss and fragmentation of habitats, a changing climate and competition with introduced species. Pest animals prey on and compete with our native and agricultural plants and animals, with an estimated Australia-wide cost of $740 million every year. Weeds also compete with our native and agricultural plants and cost Australian farmers approximately $4 billion every year.
The state government is partnering with industries and communities to optimise the productivity of our industries, while ensuring the sustainability of native species' habitats and populations. With these report cards we outline the condition of our natural resources and our management and community stewardship capacities.