Department of Primary Industries and Water, Hobart, November 2006
ISBN 0 7246 6348 7
About the recovery plan
This plan provides a framework for the recovery of threatened orchid species and for orchid conservation more generally in Tasmania. There are 68 species covered by this plan. Recent investigation into the distribution and conservation status of Tasmania's orchids has highlighted the need for improved baseline data and management intervention to ensure the survival of many species (Ziegeler et al. 1996, Jones et al. 1999). Twenty orchids endemic to Tasmania are currently listed as Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act and a further 7 are listed as endangered on the TSP Act in Tasmania. In total, sixty-eight threatened Tasmanian orchid species are listed on Commonwealth and/or Tasmanian legislation as being threatened with extinction.
This national Recovery Plan for the Tasmania's threatened orchids, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.