Protected Areas and Conservation
The public reserve system covers about 7.59 million hectares or 9.5% of land in NSW. Conservation on private land is also important in protecting the natural environment in NSW.
Public conservation reserves
9.5% of NSW
is formally protected in public reserves
While the majority of soils are in a moderate condition some parts of the State have suffered a greater decline in condition than others and display a significant loss in their ability to deliver e
Loss of soil organic carbon
of natural carbon stocks have been lost across NSW