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Publications archive - The Biodiversity Toolbox


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

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The Biodiversity Toolbox for Local Government

The Biodiversity Toolbox is designed to provide councils with the tools, resources and contacts to integrate biodiversity conservation into all aspects of Council operations.

Central to the Biodiversity Toolbox is the Benchmarking Biodiversity Conservation Framework: a five-step benchmarking system that allows councils to track performance towards conserving local biodiversity.

Where do we start?

Completing the Self Assessment Checklist will help you determine where your Council should begin this process.

The Self Assessment Checklist is available as a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view it.

Read more about the Benchmarking Biodiversity Conservation Framework. The diagram below is a useful guide and summary.

About Biodiversity
Local Government & Biodiversity
right arrow Council moves to
Conserve Biodiversity
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Case Studies
Tools & Resources
  Biodiversity Toolbox right-down arrow Case Studies
Tools & Resources
left-up arrow Benchmark 5
Review and Evaluate
right-down arrow Benchmark 1
Commit to Change
right-up arrow
  up arrow adaptive management down arrow  
left-down arrow Benchmark 4
Implement and Monitor
Benchmark 2
Establish Baseline Position
right-down arrow
Case Studies
left-up arrow Benchmark 3
Develop Strategic Approach
down-left arrow Case Studies
Tools & Resources
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    Biodiversity Action Plan
Case Studies
Policy & Legislation
Regional Planning