4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/06/2011   
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Image: Tree tops PROTECTING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES



In 2009-10, 65% of all agricultural businesses reported having native vegetation on their holding and 55% of these protected their native vegetation for conservation purposes. Similarly, half of all agricultural businesses reported rivers or creeks on their holding with 55% of these protecting their river or creek banks. Wetlands were reported by 12% of all agricultural businesses with 57% of these businesses reporting that they had protected these wetlands.