The department manages more than 240,000 km², 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.
Read more about this topic: Department Of Environment And Conservation (Western Australia)