Gould's Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera) Recovery Plan
The State of New South Wales, National Heritage Trust
Department of the Environment and Conservation (NSW), 2006
ISBN 1 74137 784 6
About the plan
The Gouldâs Petrel (Pterodroma leucoptera leucoptera) is listed as an endangered species on Schedule 1 of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and is also listed as endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Gouldâs Petrel is Australiaâs rarest endemic seabird and only breeds on Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah Islands, off the coast of Port Stephens, NSW. Active management of the Gouldâs Petrel commenced in 1992, when the then National Parks and Wildlife Service (now the Department Environment and Conservation (DEC)) initiated a research program to determine the current status of the population and to identify any threats affecting the subspecies. At that time, there were less than 250 pairs. In 1996, an interim recovery plan for the Gouldâs Petrel was prepared.