Natural Resources Kangaroo Island is responsible for delivering a range of programs and projects on behalf of the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board and the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Working together with partners, volunteers and the broader Kangaroo Island community, Natural Resources Kangaroo Island’s business includes public lands responsibilities, encouraging sustainable production practices, and conserving and managing the island’s environment.
Their work aims to achieve the targets set out in the region’s Natural Resources Management Plan. This plan was developed by the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board in partnership with the community and stakeholders.
Kangaroo Island (KI) lies approximately 15 kilometres off the Fleurieu Peninsula in southern South Australia. The island covers an area of 4,370 square kilometres and is home to approximately 4,400 people who reside primarily in the four townships, the largest being Kingscote. The island welcomes more than 160,000 visitors each year, one third of whom are international guests.
Natural resources underpin a range of industries, with primary production, commercial fishing, and nature-based and farm-based tourism making up around 90% of the gross regional product.
KI contains the highest proportion of remnant vegetation of all South Australian agricultural regions. Around 40% of the island is covered by native vegetation, maintaining significant areas of relatively intact ecosystems.