2008 transitional funding
During 2008-09, funding was provided via a number of programs under the transitional arrangements for Caring for our Country.
New rounds for some of these programs are available through Caring for our Country annual business plans .
2008-09 base level funding for natural resource management organisations.
Community Coastcare contributes to the coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats priority outcome. More than $22.5 million went to successful applicants for activities under Caring for our Country Community Coastcare 2008-09.
Environmental Stewardship is aimed at contributing to the long-term protection, rehabilitation and improvement of targeted environmental assets on private land by purchasing environmental services from land managers and owners.
Building Australia's National Reserve System is one of six priorities for national investment under Caring for our Country, and is a vital component of our effort to conserve our native plants and animals.
Open Grants funding targeted the Caring for our Country priority areas - biodiversity and natural icons; coastal environments and critical aquatic habitats; and sustainable farm practices. Ministers approved a total of more than $28 million for activities under this funding.
Reef Rescue's objective is to improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon by changing land management to reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment run-off from agricultural land.
The Threatened Species Network was a partnership between WWF-Australia and the Australian Government funded through the Caring for our Country initiative. On September 7, the 2008 Threatened Species Network Community Grants recipients were announced.
Working on Country is part of the Caring for our Country initiative that builds on Indigenous knowledge of protecting and managing land and sea country. In 2008, Working on Country funded 31 projects across Australia.