National recovery plan for the Cotoneaster Pomaderris (Pomaderris cotoneaster)
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, NSW
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This document constitutes the formal National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Cotoneaster Pomaderris). The plan considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range, identifies the actions to be taken to ensure its long-term viability in nature and the parties who will undertake these actions.
Pomaderris cotoneaster is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Endangered (Schedule 1, Part 1) under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, and Threatened (Schedule 2) under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.
Pomaderris cotoneaster is a medium-sized shrub in the family Rhamnaceae. It occurs from Yerranderie west of Sydney to far eastern Victoria. Twelve populations of Pomaderris cotoneaster have been recorded; 11 in NSW and one in Victoria. The precise locations of nine of these are known.
The overall objective of this plan is to ensure that all populations of Pomaderris cotoneaster are stable or increasing in size, by reducing or managing threats, increasing knowledge of the genetic diversity and response to disturbance of this species, supplementary planting and promoting recruitment wherever possible.
These objectives will be achieved through the following recovery actions:
- Conducting further survey
- Determining habitat critical to the survival of Pomaderris cotoneaster and monitoring known populations
- Removing threatening weeds
- Erecting a protective barrier at Badgerys Lookout
- Enhancing populations where practicable
- Investigating genetic diversity
- Obtaining management agreements for populations on non-reserve tenure
- Providing information to affected parties
- Ensuring adequate data management
- Co-ordinating recovery actions
The recovery plan will be considered successful if populations at all sites have remained stable or have increased in size over a five year period.