EDO has expressed significant concerns about the implementation of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and associated regulations and orders, including the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM). 

We welcome attempts to provide greater clarity around implementation, to reduce the potential for misinterpretation, to remove inconsistencies, and to provide additional information around some aspects of the BAM. Nonetheless many of our concerns about the broader land management and biodiversity conservation framework in which the BAM operates, including the failure to publish all layers of the Native Vegetation Regulatory Map, remain and we strongly object to some aspects of these draft changes.