National recovery plan for the Buff Banded Rail (Cocos (Keeling) Islands) Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi
J. Reid and B. Hill
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2006
ISBN 0642 552266
About the recovery plan
The Cocos Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi, CBBR) is classified as Endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, 1999 (EPBC Act). CBBR is a subspecies endemic to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI), an Australian External Territory in the Indian Ocean. Formerly distributed widely across the 27 islands in the group, its range and abundance contracted severely through the twentieth century, and it is now confined to North Keeling Island, the sole island comprising the Northern Atoll with 120ha of land.
This national Recovery Plan for Gallirallus philippensis andrewsi, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.