Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia) - Current Status

Current Status

The department manages more than 240,000 kmĀ², including more than nine per cent of WA's land area: its national parks, marine parks, conservation parks, regional parks, State forests and timber reserves, nature reserves, roadside reserves and marine nature reserves. It provides visitor and recreation facilities at a sustainable level for many of these.

It also supports or works closely with the following authorities: -

  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Conservation Commission of WA
  • Keep Australia Beautiful Council
  • Marine Parks and Reserves Authority
  • Swan River Trust
  • Waste Authority.

DEC is also responsible for the wildlife conservation project Western Shield.

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