Biodiversity decline and habitat degradation in the arid and semi-arid Australian rangelands due to the proliferation, placement and management of artificial watering points

Nomination to list as a key threatening process under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
December 2013

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Invitation to comment

On behalf of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Australian Government Department of the Environment is undertaking public consultation on the assessment of the ‘Biodiversity decline and habitat degradation in the arid and semi-arid Australian rangelands due to the proliferation, placement and management of artificial watering points’ for listing under the EPBC Act, and associated threat abatement plan decision.

The Committee welcomes the views of experts, stakeholders and the general public on this assessment to further inform its assessment process.

You are invited to provide your views and to supply supporting information about:

  1. the eligibility of ‘Biodiversity decline and habitat degradation in the arid and semi-arid Australian rangelands due to the proliferation, placement and management of artificial watering points’ for inclusion on the EPBC Act list of key threatening processes, and
  2. the feasibility, effectiveness and efficiency of having and implementing a threat abatement plan to abate the process.

To assist with the Committee’s assessment, the Committee has identified a series of questions on which it seeks your guidance. These are contained in the consultation document provided above.

Responses to this consultation will be provided in full to the Minister for the Environment.

The period of consultation closes on 28 February 2014.

Responses are to be provided in writing to:

Email: species.consultation@environment.gov.au

or

Mail:

The Director
Terrestrial Species Conservation Section
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

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