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Nature reserves of the Shire of Toodyay

Moore, S.A., Williams, A.A.E., Crook, I.G. and Chatfield, G.R. (1985) Nature reserves of the Shire of Toodyay. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Perth, Western Australia.

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The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is responsible for the administration of the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (as amended). Through the Act the Western Australian Wildlife Authority (WAWA) and the Department are responsible for the conservation of the State's wildlife. The Department services the Wildlife Authority, which is an advisory body under the Wildlife Conservation Act.

Because the majority of the State's wildlife (plants and animals) cannot persist outside their natural environment, the main conservation technique has been the setting aside of a system of nature reserves.

In Western Australia, a nature reserve is a reserve set aside, under the Land Act 1933 (as amended) for the conservation of indigenous flora or fauna or both. Nature reserves include areas set aside solely for either or both purposes as well as those set aside for a variety of other additional purposes. There are 1131 nature reserves in Western Australia, encompassing nearly 10 million ha (June 1984).

This plan is part of the "Western Australian Nature Reserve Management Plan" series, in which provision is made for each number in the series to be published as a "Draft", then as a "Revised Draft" for Wildlife Authority and Ministerial approval, and finally in its approved form. The main reason for producing draft management plans is to provide for full consultation with the public and at the same time encourage public comment.

In this plan two sets of management prescriptions are used. The first gives a nature reserve a particular status, either as a "Key Site" or "Wildlife Refuge", and the second determines the access classification of the area.

Item Type: Report
Series Name: Western Australian nature reserve management plan no. 6
Publisher: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
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