Walk in the park: Rising international and interstate tourism has boosted demand

The role of the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks industry is to protect Australia's flora, fauna and natural ecosystems. Australia's network of protected land areas, the National Reserve System (NRS), is managed by industry operators such as government agencies, Indigenous groups and private landholders. National and state parks are mainly managed by state government agencies, while only six national parks are managed by the Federal Government. Alongside terrestrial protected areas, the industry also manages marine parks and reserves.Government funding generates most of the revenue for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks industry. Therefore, the industry is highly sensitive to government funding cuts...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
12,702
Businesses
10,887

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising ecotourism has prompted renewed government investment in the industry
  • Industry employment has fallen, as operators have been increasingly relying on volunteers
  • Non-government revenue sources are expected to become more prominent over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The performance of the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks industry has been mixed over the five years through 2017-18. While industry revenue has grown at an annualised 3.0% over the period, this growth has been sporadic due to fluctuating funding policies enacted by the federal and state governments. Industry revenue derived from other sources, such as admission fees, has modestly risen due to greater international and interstate tourism over the past five years. Rising admission revenue and a moderate resurgence in state government funding is expected to cause industry revenue to increase by 6.2% in 2017-18, to reach $1.7 billion.Government fundingAlmost all industry enterprises heavily rely on funding from federal, state, and local governments. Gov...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry are

  • Effective product promotion
  • Ability to educate the wider community
  • Highly-trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public concerns over environmental issues and Domestic tourist visitor nights in the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry?

    The industry consists of nature reserves and conservation parks, which preserve flora and fauna in their natural environment. The industry includes national parks, state parks and other parks managed by local, state and federal governments. The industry also includes nature reserves managed by private landholders, communities and non-government organisations.

    Industry Products
  • Strict nature reserves
  • Wilderness areas
  • National and state parks
  • Natural monuments
  • Habitat and species management areas
  • Protected landscapes and seascapes
  • Protected areas with sustainably used natural resources
  • Marine reserves
  • Industry Activities
  • Management of national and state parks
  • Management of nature reserves
  • Management of natural monuments
  • Management of marine parks
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public concerns over environmental issues
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • International travel to Australia

  • Current Performance
  • Government funding
  • Non-government revenue
  • Cost structure
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Visitation drivers
  • Private management
  • Government policy and targets
  • Table: Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Environmental Science Services
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Scientific Research Services

  • Products & Services
  • Habitat and species management areas
  • Natural monuments
  • Strict nature reserves
  • Protected areas with sustainably used natural resources
  • National and state parks
  • Marine reserves
  • Protected landscapes and seascapes
  • Wilderness areas
  • Chart: Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic overnight visitors to all other states and territories
  • Domestic overnight visitors to NSW
  • Domestic day visitors
  • International visitors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Department of Parks and Wildlife, Parks Victoria, Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, Office of Environment and Heritage NSW, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources,
  • Table: Department of Parks and Wildlife - financial performance
  • Table: Parks Victoria - financial performance
  • Table: Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing - financial performance
  • Table: Office of Environment and Heritage NSW - financial performance
  • Table: Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment - financial performance
  • Table: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fauna
  • All animal life in a particular area or time period.
  • Flora
  • All plant life in a particular area or time period.
  • National Park
  • An environmentally protected area that is included in the National Reserve System. Most national parks are operated by state governments.
  • Nrs
  • The National Reserve System is a network of protected areas, conserving examples of natural landscapes, native plants, and animals.
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