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Future of $1 billion National Landcare Program secure

The Australian Government has underlined the importance of Landcare by investing more than $1 billion in the National Landcare Program (NLP).

Fast facts:

  • 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)