Above Strategic Management Prospects is a map-based decision support tool that can assist with planning conservation projects.
Victoria’s biodiversity plan Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 advocates the use of advanced scientific tools to help tackle biodiversity decline.
Strategic Management Prospects (SMP) is a map-based decision support tool freely available on NatureKit, Victoria’s online biodiversity mapping and data exploration service.
SMP can help with project planning by identifying the actions that will have the most benefit for biodiversity in any given local area across Victoria.
Planning and making better decisions for nature conservation benefits from using large data sets and considering the needs of thousands of flora and fauna species at the same time. We need to consider the impact of our actions on the future of all species, including those that are threatened, and to focus our efforts on the actions that improve long-term survival.
When considering biodiversity management actions at a specific location, SMP can show which species could benefit from certain actions, which threats to focus on, and which actions do the most good for the most species.
SMP is regularly updated with advances in conservation knowledge and species records, including those added to the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas. See https://www.landcarevic.org.au/landcare-magazine/winter-2022/recording-a-golden-discovery-on-the-volcanic-plains in this magazine.
To get started with using SMP go to www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/natureprint or email email@example.com