Revised Recovery plan for the Carpentarian Rock-rat Zyzomys Palatalis

Helen Puckey, John Woinarski and Colin Trainor
Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, January 2003

Implementation Schedule

action description priority Feasibility Responsibility Cost estimate ($000)
Year 1 (2002) Year 2 (2003) Year 3 (2004) Year 4 (2005) Year 5 (2006) total
1.1 Habitat management 1 90% PWCNT & Landowner 15.8 7.9 7.9 15.3 8.4 55.3
1.2 Protected area 1 90% PWCNT & landowner 4 2 0 0 0 6
2.1 Diet and habitat requirements 2 90% PWCNT * * * * * *
2.2 Population structure and demography 2 90% PWCNT 32.8 27.9 24.1 22.6 0 107.4
3 Modelling 3 100% KCTWM & PWCNT 10 2 1 1 1 1
4 Captive breeding colony 1 80% TWP 15 15 15 15 15 75
5 Captive colony research 3 90% TWP 0 0 0 0 0 0
6.1 Experimental release 3 90% PWCNT & TWP 10.5 5.7 4.3 4.3 0 24.8
6.2 Monitor experimental release 3 100% PWCNT 12.2 10.1 7.7 7.3 3.8 41.1
7.1 Recovery Team 1 100% Recovery Team 1 1 1 1 1 5
7.2 Education and interpretation 3 100% PWCNT & TWP 5.1 12.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 25.2

*Costing of 2.1 included in 2.2

4.0 International Obligations

As Carpentarian Rock-rats are not listed under any international agreement, the implementation of Australia's international environmental responsibilities are not affected by this plan.

5.0 Role and interests of indigenous people

There are no indigenous communities directly involved in the small area affected by this plan. Therefore no role has been identified for indigenous communities in the recovery of this species.

6.0 Social and economic impacts

The implementation of this recovery plan is unlikely to cause any significant adverse social and economic impacts.

Acknowledgements

We thank Barry Brooke and Colleen O'Malley for comments on the drafts of this revised Recovery Plan. Our work to date on this species has benefited from the contributions of Sue Churchill, and Jeremy Russell-Smith and the financial support of Environment Australia, Endangered Species Program (a program of the Natural Heritage Trust). Thanks to the staff at Territory Wildlife Park for caring for the captive population.

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