Chinocup wattle (Acacia leptalea) recovery plan
Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation Kensington, 2009
Acacia leptalea was declared as Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 in 1992 and is currently ranked as Vulnerable (VU) under the World Conservation Union (IUCN 1994) Red List criterion D2, due to the species being known from only a few locations.
The main threats are road and firebreak maintenance, inappropriate fire regimes and weed invasion. The species is listed as Endangered (EN) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Acacia leptalea is confined to the southern Wheatbelt of Western Australia where it is known from five populations totaling approximately 680 plants. Plants occur in Nature Reserves, Private Property, road reserves, a Shire Reserve and Unallocated Crown Land.
This interim recovery plan will operate from April 2008 to March 2013 but will remain in force until withdrawn or replaced. It is intended that, if the taxon is still ranked Vulnerable (VU), this interim recovery plan will be reviewed after five years and the need for further recovery actions assessed.