Species of special concern programme
The purpose of this programme is to ensure the persistence and viability of key species by contributing to national initiatives and implementing species-specific management interventions. The Protected Environment will strive to prevent extinction of species on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) global critically endangered or endangered lists, and will work with other conservation initiatives to secure and strengthen the future of such species over their historic distribution ranges.
Due to the wide array of endemic and red data species within the Protected Environment, contribution to existing conservation initiatives aimed at the persistence of these species will be an important objective. A number of species also have emotional and spiritual value to the landowners within the Protected Environment although there may not be conservation programmes in place to ensure the conservation of these species. Where species do not have existing conservation programmes, conservation programmes could be created and implemented within the Protected Environment.