South Australia has a comprehensive strategy to conserve, manage and protect its system of parks and reserves. This protected area system includes all reserves proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 and conservation reserves dedicated to the Minister under the Crown Land Management Act 2009. Approximately one fifth of land in South Australia is held as Crown land and managed for the benefit of the community.
The Environment Trend and Condition Reports provide an overview of the current condition of our key environmental assets, such as water resources, native vegetation and soil, and shows how they are changing over time and what is being done to support improvement.
The State has a thriving agri-business sector and its primary producers continue to adapt and take up new technologies and techniques in order to promote more efficient, climate resilient and sustainable farming techniques, as well as the expansion and scale-up of carbon farming and manufacturing opportunities.
Climate Change Action Plan
The Government is developing a Carbon Farming Roadmap to support the expansion of carbon farming in South Australia. Carbon farming involves land management practices that increase carbon stored in soil and vegetation (sequestration) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon farming can play a key role in restoring and building natural capital through revegetation, regeneration and soil improvement. The strategy is supported by associated reforms to the Pastoral Lands Legislation.
Blue carbon projects that protect and restore coastal ecosystems are supported through the Government's Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia.
Plant Protein Transformation
The establishment of a fit for purpose plant protein extraction and plant based manufacturing facility in South Australia will deliver a best-in-class plant protein value chain to supply both local and international markets.
The State’s Jobs and Economic Growth Fund supports projects to adopt new technologies and techniques to promote more efficient and sustainable farming techniques and the scale up of local plant based manufacturing.