The KI NRM Board funds the Island Refuge Biodiversity Monitoring Program which monitors the exceptional biodiversity on the Island to provide a scientific framework for NRM decisions and to assess the impacts of NRM programs on biodiversity. This comprehensive program assesses, measures and monitors the condition of biodiversity assets and threats that degrade biodiversity values. The project focuses on natural biodiversity at a landscape scale, producing monitoring designs and protocols applicable to a range of NRM projects that need to assess natural resource condition. The results of the work provide knowledge about the status of biodiversity at regional, subregional (e.g. catchments) and finer scales such as the local or property level. The project has a strong scientific basis and provides information and frameworks for making decisions about how best to manage biodiversity on-ground and integrate this with primary production activities.
The Natural Resources Centre, ph: (08) 8553 4444.