Biodiversity is the variety of plants and animals that exist in an area. Ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity are more resilient and healthy and are better able to recover from outside stresses such as drought, pests, wildfire and climate change.

Understanding biodiversity gives us the ability to more effectively address environmental challenges including:

  • controlling pests and supporting species that pollinate crops
  • maintaining groundwater tables
  • absorbing carbon
  • protecting water quality.

Our staff are on the ground to support best practice and planning for effective environmental services.

For more information regarding biodiversity, contact your Local Land Services office.

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