National recovery plan for Zieria formosa, Zieria buxijugum and Zieria parrisiae

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (2002).
ISBN 0 7313 64961

7. Implementation

Table 1 outlines the implementation of recovery actions specified in this Plan for the period of five years from publication.

8. Social and Economic Consequences

The social and economic consequences of implementing this Plan are minimal, given the restricted distribution of the species. None of the species occur on land suitable for any form of agriculture. Restriction of mining of rhyolite on Box Range farm may cause the loss of some income to the landowner. Due to the extremely rocky and steep nature of the habitat occupied by Z. formosa, it is unlikely that the presence of the species will impose major constraints to likely proposals for the siting and construction of dwellings on these rural residential blocks.

9. Biodiversity Benefits

The protection of these three species will in turn protect the rock outcrop communities in which they occur. The shrub communities that occur on rhyolite rock outcrops on the NSW South Coast are uncommon and localised and often also support other rare or threatened species.

10. Preparation Details

This Recovery Plan was prepared by John Briggs and Genevieve Wright, Threatened Species Unit, NPWS Southern Directorate, in consultation with the owners of the land on which these species occur. The Plan was edited by Michael Saxon (NPWS).

11. Review Date

In relation to its status as the State-endorsed Recovery Plan for Zieria formosa, Zieria buxijugum and Zieria parrisiae, any major changes to this Recovery Plan will require the revised Plan to be placed on public exhibition in NSW and re-approval by the NSW Minister for the Environment. The NPWS or Environment Australia should be contacted if it is believed any change to the Recovery Plan or to the Recovery Program should be considered. This Recovery Plan is to be formally reviewed by the NPWS in conjunction with the landowners within five years from the date of its publication.

12. References

Armstrong, J.A. (2002). The Genus ZIERIA (Rutaceae): A systematic and Evolutionary Study. Aust. Sys. Bot (in press).

Briggs, J.D. & Leigh J.H. (1990). Delineation of Important Habitats of Threatened Plant Species in South-Eastern New South Wales, 312 pp. Research Report to the Australian Heritage Commission. (CSIRO : Canberra).

Briggs, J.D. & Leigh J.H. (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants; 1995 revised edition. (CSIRO : Melbourne).

13. Acronyms Used in this Document

ANBG - Australian National Botanic Gardens

BVSC - Bega Valley Shire Council

DLWC - NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation

EP&A Act - NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

EPBC Act - Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

ESD - Ecologically Sustainable Development

MABG - Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

NPW Act - NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

NPWS - NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

NVC Act - NSW Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997

TSC Act - NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995

Table 2: Estimated costs, funding source and responsible parties for implementing the actions identified in the Recovery Plan for Z.formosa, Z. buxijugum & Z. parrisiae.
Action No. Action Description *Priority ^Feasibility Responsible Party Fund source Cost Estimate  ($/year) Total Cost
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 ($)
1.1 Construct and maintain wallaby-proof fences 1 80% NPWS 'in kind' 700 700 700 700 700 3,500
Contractor NHT 1 13,000 1,000       14,000
1.2 Afford, if required, protection to additional Z. buxijugum plants using individual wire mesh guards. 1 90% NPWS 'in kind'   350       350
NHT 1   700       700
2 Monitoring 2 100% NPWS 'in kind' 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 7,000
NHT 1 2,100 2,100       4,200
Cash     1,400 1,400 1,400 4,200
3.1 Determine need for ex-situ collections 2 90% NPWS NHT 1   350       350
'in kind'     350     350
3.2 If necessary, establish ex-situ collections   2 80% NPWS 'in kind'     700 350   1,050
Botanic Gardens Cash     Uncosted Uncosted   Uncosted
4.1 Discuss with landowners the establishment of medium and long term protection of the sites & formalise agreed actions 2 80% NPWS 'in kind'   350 350 1,050 1,400 3,150
4.2 BVSC to record sites on s.149 Certificates 2 100% BVSC 'in kind'   350       350
4.3 Consider identification and nomination of Critical Habitat 2 100% NPWS 'in kind'       350 Uncosted 350
5 Maintain effective liaison between NPWS and the landowners. 2 80% NPWS 'in kind' 350 350 350 350 350 1,750
  Annual and total cost of the Zieria multi-species Recovery Program       NHT1 15,100 4,150       19,250
'in kind' 2,450 3,500 3,850 4,200 3,850 17,850
Cash     1,400 1,400 1,400 4,200
TOTAL 17,550 7,650 5,250 5,600 5,250 41,300

15. Costing Explanations

Where fund source is listed as Cash, funding will be sought from sources such as Natural Heritage Trust, industry sponsors, the NSW State Biodiversity Program and NPWS annual provisions for implementation of threatened species programs.

Salary for 'in-kind' contributions is calculated at $350 per day, which includes officer salary and on-costs, provision of office space, vehicles, administration support and staff management.

1Actions already approved for funding from the Commonwealth Natural Heritage Trust Endangered Species Program.
This money will only be required if the results of Action 3.1 indicate that ex-situ conservation measures are required.
* Priority ratings as defined by Commonwealth Recovery Plan guidelines: 1 - action critical to prevent extinction, 2 - action prevents negative impact short of extinction,
^Feasibility assessment reflects estimated chance of success of the action on a scale of 0-100%.