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National park performance scorecards

National park performance scorecards is a world-leading ecological program that will track 8 NSW national park sites with Ecological Health Performance Scorecards.

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This monitoring system aims to significantly improve the health of NSW national parks. It does this by tracking key ecological indicators.

For the first time, we'll be able to provide the public with regular data-based reports on the health of major national parks. We'll be tracking populations of threatened species. We'll also be recording threats such as feral animal densities.

Through this program, we'll systematically collect and apply the critical information required to design and deliver effective park management.

Performance scorecards will help measure the performance of park management programs and inform changes in strategies to ensure NPWS funds are being invested where they make the most important conservation gains.

Nowhere in the world is there a similar scheme operating that integrates ecological health indicators and financial data into national park decision-making.

Over the next 4 years, Scorecards will be developed for 8 key NSW national park sites covering around 30% of the national park estate, representing major NSW ecosystems.

The program's first 2 Scorecards will be designed for 2 iconic sites. The first is a Royal National Park aggregate including Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park, and Garawarra State Conservation Area. And the second is Kosciuszko National Park.

The first data will be published from late 2022, enabling people to track the health of our parks online.

The program plays a key role in ensuring we meet our commitment to zero extinctions in NSW National Parks. Read more about national park performance scorecards.