Environmental performance reporting

Sustainability Report 2005-2006

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007

Parks Australia Environmental Performance

Biodiversity

EN7, EN25, EN28: Impacts on biodiversity

Goals 2005-06
Performance 2005-06 and trends

Activities that might impact on biodiversity values include the construction of roads, camping grounds and other visitor facilities, and visitor use. Monitoring activities were carried out in accordance with management plan requirements in 2005-06.

During 2005-06, environmental impact assessments were completed for all proposed infrastructure developments at Uluru. There were no other development proposals under consideration in 2005-06.

Commentary

Data on the number of IUCN Red List species with habitats in areas affected by Parks operations are not available. Parks does report on 787 EPBC Act listed species (including threatened, migratory and marine species) as detailed below:

Table 1: EPBC listed species in Parks areas
Reserve EPBC listed species
Threatened Migratory Marine
Booderee National Park 17 36 72
Christmas Island National Park 16 63 92
Kakadu National Park 24 68 103
Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden 59 37 57
Pulu Keeling National Park 10 24 36
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 20 17 36
Totals 146 245 396
Goals 2006-07