National Recovery Plan for Microtis angusii
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW), Sydney
M. angusii is a terrestrial orchid that grows to about 60 cm tall. The current distribution is extremely restricted. It is known from one small population in a roadside reserve at Ingleside in northern Sydney. M. angusii is listed as endangered on the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and endangered on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
The recovery actions detailed in this plan include habitat protection and management of threats, surveys in potential habitat for the species, research into its ecology, and ex situ conservation. It is intended that the recovery plan will be implemented over a five-year period. The Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water will undertake the actions in the plan in consultation with the Roads and Traffic Authority, Warringah Council and the NSW Rural Fire Service. The total cost of implementing the plan is $114,750 over a five-year period (Table 1). Implementation of recovery actions is reliant on securing funding.