In November 2013, the Natural Heritage Strategy for Tasmania (2013-2030): Securing our Natural Advantage
The Strategy was developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders, and was designed to complement national approaches to natural heritage conservation.
The content of the strategy has been used to guide the Department's approach to nature conservation and environmental biosecurity, and has also been used by other natural resource managers to inform their approach to the protection of Tasmania's natural heritage values. The strategy recognises that Tasmania's natural environment is faced with a broad range of challenges, including a changing climate, introduced pests and diseases and habitat loss. These challenges, singly and in combination, will pose continuing and new issues for conservation in Tasmania.
Since the Strategy's development there has been growing national and international emphasis on being able to respond quickly and effectively to new information and changing priorities, leading to an adaptive management approach that is better able to respond to new circumstances.