Department of Primary Industries and Water, November 2006
ISBN 0 7246 6285 5
About the plan
The forty-spotted pardalote is listed as endangered on the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and under Schedule 3.2 of the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. Criteria used by the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments for listing this species as endangered are similar and based on an area of occupancy totalling less than 500 km2 which is severely fragmented and a continuing decline in the projected extent of habitat. A Tasmanian endemic, the forty-spotted pardalote is restricted to four main populations on offshore islands and peninsulas along the east coast. Populations are known from the south-east at Tinderbox and on Maria and Bruny Island, and also in the Bass Strait on Flinders Island. All populations, except for Flinders Island, occur in the Southern Natural Resource Management (NRM) Region. The Flinders Island population occurs in the Northern NRM Region. Estimates of the size of the population are below 4,000 individuals and the population is believed to have remained fairly stable over the decade between 1986 and 1997. The first Recovery Plan for the species was prepared in 1991 and expired in 1997.
This national Recovery Plan for Pardalotus quadraginatus, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.