Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan: A Landscape Approach to Threatened Species and Ecological Communities Recovery and Biodiversity Conservation
Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation , 2012
- Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan (PDF - 4.6 MB) | (Word - 11.2 MB)
- Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan - Appendix 2: Species Profiles (PDF - 2.3 MB) | (Word - 1.5 MB)
This Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan constitutes the formal national regional recovery plan for 11 flora species and provides recovery guidance for the remaining species and ecological communities largely endemic to the Fitzgerald Biosphere on the south coast of Western Australia that are listed under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The Fitzgerald River National Park was designated a Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme in 1978, and is recognised for its relatively pristine state and high biological diversity, especially its flora. The Biosphere includes 41 threatened species/communities listed by the State of WA, 33 of which are also listed by the Commonwealth.
The plan presents a landscape approach to identifying the recovery actions and management practices necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the threatened and priority species and ecological communities and the overall biodiversity of the Fitzgerald Biosphere.
Species included in the Fitzgerald Biosphere Recovery Plan:
- Acacia rhamphophylla (Kundip wattle)
- Adenanthos dobagii (Fitzgerald woollybush)
- Adenanthos ellipticus (oval-leaf adenanthos)
- Coopernookia georgei (mauve coopernookia)
- Daviesia megacalyx (long-sepalled daviesia)
- Eucalyptus burdettiana (Burdett gum)
- Eucalyptus coronata (crowned mallee)
- Grevillea infundibularis (fan-leaf grevillea)
- Stylidium galioides (yellow mountain triggerplant)
- Verticordia crebra
- Verticordia pityrhops