Management and protection
The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) is working towards a healthy, diverse and well-managed Western Australian environment. Key to achieving this is good management of our plants, animals and ecosystems, and promotion of sustainable land use practices.
In this section of our website you will find information about:
- the development and implementation of programs for the conservation of biodiversity, including threatened species and ecological communities
- regulation and management for sustainable use of commercially exploited species
- the acquisition, reservation, conservation and protection of marine and terrestrial ecosystems including wetlands
- the role DEC plays in fire management in Western Australia
- how DEC manages and protects the diverse values of Western Australia's public forests, and native vegetation, and
- DEC's role in investigation, monitoring and mitigating the effects of salinity, acid sulfate soils and dieback.