Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act - Flora and Fauna Guarantee Strategy
Sections 17 and 18 of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 provide for the preparation and revision of a Flora and Fauna Guarantee Strategy. The Strategy must set out how the flora and fauna conservation and management objectives are to be achieved. It must include proposals for guaranteeing the survival, abundance and evolutionary development in the wild of all taxa and communities of flora and fauna, ensuring the proper management of potentially threatening processes and an education program, and improving the ability of all relevant people to meet the flora and fauna conservation and management objectives.
The Strategy may allow for particular needs in particular areas and must have regard to the need for efficiency and effectiveness and to the need to achieve the flora and fauna conservation and management objectives with the minimum adverse social and economic impact and to the rights and interests of landholders.
The current Flora and Fauna Guarantee Strategy was published in 1997, under the title “Victoria’s Biodiversity Strategy”.