The Northern Territory Government, Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2006
- National Recovery Plan For The Gove Crow Butterfly Euploea alcathoe enastri (PDF - 89 KB)
- Background information to the National Recovery Plan for the Gove Crow Butterfly, Euploea alcathoe enastri Fenner, 1991 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) (PDF - 300 KB)
About the plan
The Gove Crow Butterfly, Euploea alcathoe enastri, is classified as Endangered under both the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the Northern Territory Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000. It is restricted to the Gove Peninsula in far north-eastern Arnhem Land of the Top End, NT, where it occurs in relatively small patches of monsoon forest and mixed paperbark swampland with rainforest elements in the understorey adjacent to monsoon forest. Both habitats are associated with perennial groundwater seepages in wet lowland coastal areas. The Gove Crow Butterfly is currently known only from seven discrete populations, and is potentially threatened by a number of processes. This plan outlines the measures necessary to ensure recovery of the subspecies and how to improve its conservation status over the longer term. More detailed information on the identity, taxonomy, ecology, distribution, population size, habitat, conservation status, threats, management and costs of recovery of the Gove Crow Butterfly can be found in the background document appended to this plan. This document is the first recovery plan for the Gove Crow Butterfly.