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How much will it cost?

Delivering this plan for blue carbon and marine conservation is estimated to cost $12.5m, including

  • $2m to map WA’s blue carbon opportunities
  • $500,000 additional Department Resources to lead the Blue Carbon strategy and the new unit
  • $3m for collaborative science partnerships with Indigenous land managers and Traditional Owners and to support Aboriginal Ranger programs working with blue carbon. 
  • $3m as seed capital for the establishment of a WA Blue carbon research institute.
  • $4m to protect and manage blue carbon ecosystems in new and existing marine protected areas, to revise management of activities that impact blue carbon and to establish a Blue carbon Environmental Protection Policy.

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