Links, References & More Info:
This section provides links to websites, great publications and details of
organisations to contact for further information about gardening with
Australian native plants and protecting Australia's biodiversity.
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Environment Australia advises the Commonwealth Government on policies and programs for the protection and conservation of the environment, including both natural and cultural heritage places.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection.
South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage
South Australia's spectacular and diverse natural environment is among our finest assets - supporting vital and unique ecosystems and wildlife and providing enormous recreation, tourism and economic opportunities.
The Department for Environment and Heritage Internet site offers an informative and dynamic insight into the State's environmental assets and issues.
Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms: the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems of which they are apart.
Australia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with a large portion of its species found nowhere else in the world.
National Landcare Program
The National Landcare Program supports collective action by communities to sustainably manage the environment and natural resources in partnership with government. Achieving sustainable rural industries is a major social, economic and environmental goal for Australia.
Victorian Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
NRE has significant responsibilities for the development, conservation and protection of Victoria's natural and cultural resources. Over 4000 staff deliver services to a diverse community and a wide range of stakeholders throughout the State.
Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management
As an agency with integrated responsibilities, we manage lands and waters for the conservation of biodiversity at ecosystem, species and genetic levels, including management for the renewable resources they provide, and for the recreation and visitor services they can sustainably support.
Queensland National parks and Wildlife Service
Key functions of the organisation are environmental planning, environmental policy and economics, environmental operations with service delivery in Southern, Central and Northern Regions, sustainable industries, environmental and technical services, public affairs, corporate development, and corporate performance and risk.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is the government agency responsible for developing and maintaining the parks and reserve system, and conserving natural and cultural heritage, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission
The Commission is responsible for planning and developing the Territory’s system of terrestrial and marine parks and reserves, along with other lands. It acts as a management agency for the Conservation Land Corporation, Aboriginal and other land owners, managing 91 parks and reserves for conservation and the provision of high quality nature-based tourism/recreational experiences for visitors.
Perth Zoo is administered by the Zoological Gardens Board of Western Australia. The Zoological Gardens Board is constitued under the authority of the Zoological Gardens Act, 1972.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Today, the Gardens are home to more than 51,000 individual plants, representing over 12,000 different species, and have become a natural sanctuary for native wild life including black swans, bell birds, cockatoos and kookaburras fill the air with their distinctive song.
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha
The Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha are recognised as Queensland's premier subtropical Botanic Gardens. The Brisbane Botanic Gardens - Mt Coot-tha, which officially opened in 1976, are situated 8km from the city centre.
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority aims to:
create and provide world recognised facilities and services and to inspire the conservation of biodiversity.
conserve and enhance Kings Park, Bold Park and the State's Botanic Garden for the community.
Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens
Exploring the world of plants becomes a fascinating journey at the Gardens' Botanical Discovery Centre. The fun and educational interactives that tempt and intrigue children and adults alike make this an adventure you can return to time after time.
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