Threatened Species Unit, Western
The State of New South Wales, Department of Environment and Conservation, 2004
The conservation of threatened species, populations and ecological communities is crucial for the maintenance of this States unique biodiversity. In NSW, the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) provides the framework to conserve and recover threatened species, populations and ecological communities through the preparation and implementation of recovery plans.
The preparation and implementation of recovery plans are identified by both the National Strategy for the Conservation of Australias Biological Diversity and the approved NSW Biodiversity Strategy as a key strategy for the conservation of threatened flora, fauna and invertebrates. The object of a recovery plan is to document the research and management actions required to promote the recovery of a threatened species, population or ecological community and to ensure its ongoing viability in nature.
This plan describes our current understanding of Caladenia arenaria, documents research and management actions undertaken to date and identifies actions required and parties responsible to ensure ongoing viability of the species in the wild.
The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation has prepared the Caladenia arenaria Recovery Plan with the assistance of a number of people. I thank these people for their efforts to date and look forward to their continued contribution to the recovery of the species.
BOB DEBUS MP
Minister for the Environment