When a native species or ecological community is listed as threatened under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, conservation advice is developed to assist its recovery.
Conservation advice provides guidance on immediate recovery and threat abatement activities that can be undertaken to ensure the conservation of a newly listed species or ecological community.
Conservation advice includes practical on-ground activities that can be implemented by local communities, natural resource management groups or interested individuals, such as landholders. Examples of such on-ground activities may include:
- monitor known sites to identify key threats
- prevent trampling by domestic livestock at known sites on private property
Conservation advice may also include broader management actions which can be undertaken by organisations such as local councils, government agencies or non-government organisation's, to protect the species or ecological community on a regional level. Examples of such management actions may include:
- protect areas which contain populations or which could support populations in the future
- develop a management plan for the control and eradication of feral species in the local region
For some species and ecological communities, recovery plans may also be developed to assist in recovery.
The Species Profiles and Threats database provides a customised tool that allows searching for newly listed species and ecological communities in an Natural Resource Management Region (NRM Region):