Loss and degradation of native plant and animal habitat by invasion of escaped garden plants, including aquatic plants
Advice to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) on Amendments to the List of Key Threatening Processes under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
8 January 2010
- Listing advice - Loss and degradation of native plant and animal habitat by invasion of escaped garden plants, including aquatic plants (PDF - 195 KB) | (Word - 567 KB)
The Minister's Reasons for Threat Abatement Plan decision.
Date of decision - 23/12/2009:
A threat abatement plan is not considered a feasible, effective or efficient way to abate the process at this time. The existing measures in place at national and state and territory levels provide a framework for a broad range of actions for border protection and weed management and control. They also provide for coordination and leadership in the event of new incursions. Abatement actions for this key threatening process should continue to be developed and implemented under the Australian Weeds Strategy 2007.
This decision not to have a threat abatement plan will be reviewed within five years.