The Australian Government has underlined the importance of Landcare by investing more than $1 billion in the National Landcare Program (NLP).
- In Australia, there are around 5400 Landcare groups and 100,000 active volunteers in those groups.
- Over 80 per cent of Australian farmers are involved in Landcare.
- The annual economic cost of managing pest animals in Australia is estimated at about $1 billion. The cost of managing weeds in Australia is four times that, at $4 billion.
- More than 80 per cent of mammals and 90 per cent of trees, ferns and shrubs occur nowhere else on earth.
(From Australian Government media release - 9 May 2017)