Saving our Species management sites External

Each feature in this layer represents an on-ground Saving our Species (SoS) management site for a NSW threatened species or ecological community. Sites do not necessarily represent the entire distribution of the species or ecological community. Species or ecological community experts originally identified the location and extent of management sites, and the spatial geometry is maintained and updated to reflect new information on an on-going basis by the SoS Project Coordinator via the SoS Database. In this publicly available dataset, if the species is considered sensitive as per the NSW Government Sensitive Species Data Policy, or if the site has restricted access, then a site is denatured to its Local Government Area extent.

Sites are justified as either priority or contributing sites. Priority sites are where experts have determined that managing threats will lead to securing threatened species and ecological communities in the long term. Contributing sites are where threat management being undertaken may support a threatened species or ecological community.

Access the Saving our Species conservation strategy public register for more information on proposed and active SoS management of threats to threatened species and ecological communities.

About: Saving our Species (SoS) is an ambitious conservation commitment being undertaken in New South Wales. It is a movement involving volunteers, scientists, businesses, community groups and the NSW Government, all coming together to secure the future of Australia’s unique plants and animals.

The objective of SoS is straightforward: to maximise the number of threatened species that are secure, and threatened ecological communities that are viable, in the wild in New South Wales for 100 years by mitigating the critical threats facing our threatened plants and animals at priority and contributing management sites.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title External SoS sites layer
Edition V4.6
Purpose Planning and implementation activities associated with threatened species conservation strategies.
Frequency of change Continual
Metadata Date 2019-12-02
Date of Asset Creation 2019-12-02
Date of Asset Revision 2019-12-02
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name NSW State-wide

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Temporal Coverage From 2019-12-02
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2023"