National recovery plan for the Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris)

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002

14. Implementation

The following table allocates responsibility for the implementation of recovery actions specified in this plan to relevant government agencies for the five year period covered by the plan.

Table 4: Estimated costs of implementing the actions identified in the Lord Howe Woodhen recovery plan are provided below.
Action No. Action Title Priority Estimated $ Cost/yr Total
Cost
Responsible
party for
actions in
the plan
In-Kind Cash
Year
1
Year
2
Year
3
Year
4
Year
5
1* Permanent Park Preserve managed to protect Woodhen habitat 1             LHIB    
2* Ensure settlement planning controls protect Woodhen habitat 1             LHIB    
3* Dog control 2             LHIB    
4 Goat eradication 3     3500     3500 LHIB 3500  
5* Liaise with Rodent Eradication Taskforce 1             LHIB
NPWS
   
6 Introduced Masked Owl impact assessment 2 10 000 10 000       20 000 LHIB
NPWS
  20 000
7* Ensure Noxious Weed Control Procedure protects habitat for Woodhen 3             LHIB    
8 Prepare Quarantine Plan 2       21 000   21 000 LHIB
NPWS
21 000  
9 Assess impacts of avian competitors;
develop control strategy
2     10 000 10 000   20 000 LHIB
NPWS
  20 000
10 Woodhen population monitoring 1 45 000 45 000 45 000 45 000 45 000 225 000 LHIB
NPWS
  225 000
11 Determine Woodhen carrying capacity and Critical number of Woodhens 1 5000         5000 LHIB
NPWS
  5000
12 Establish the Recovery Team 1 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000 10 000 50 000 NPWS   50 000
13 Prepare Community information brochure 2 5000         5000 LHIB
NPWS
  5000
14 Supplementary feeding program.
Habitat protection and enhancement guidelines for the settlement
2 10 000         10 000 LHIB
NPWS
  10 000
15 Establish off-island captive breeding population 2 5000 92 000 15 000     112 000 NPWS
LHIB
  112 000
16 Develop plan for on-island captive breeding facility 1 5000         5000 LHIB
NPWS
  5000
Total     95 000 157 000 83 500 86 000 55 000 476 500   24 500 452 000
Priority ratings are as per Commonwealth recovery plan guidelines:
1. Action critical to prevent extinction,
2. action prevents negative impact short of extinction,
3. other actions.
* These actions are to be funded by ongoing recurrent funding.