National Recovery Plan for the Hairy-pod Wattle - Acacia glandulicarpa
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
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The Hairy-pod Wattle Acacia glandulicarpa is a perennial shrub endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in western Victoria and eastern South Australia. Widespread clearing of habitat has been responsible for the decline in range and abundance of the species. There are estimated to be 6,000-12,000 plants occurring in about 75 locations, almost all of these occurring in the Wimmera region of western Victoria. At least 50% of the total number of plants occur in just seven populations, with one population, in the Little Desert National Park in Victoria, accounting for about 25% of the total number. Most populations are small (<20 plants) and occur in highly vulnerable situations such as roadsides. Remaining populations are threatened by weed invasion, grazing, lack of regeneration, roadworks and altered fire regimes. The Hairy-pod Wattle is listed as Vulnerable under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and Endangered under the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. This national Recovery Plan for the Hairy-pod Wattle details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.