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National Recovery Plan
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, August 2007
ISBN 1 9208 8763 6
About this national recovery plan
This document constitutes the formal Commonwealth and New South Wales Recovery Plan for the Wollemi Pine, and as such considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range. It identifies the future actions to be taken to ensure the long-term viability in nature of the Wollemi Pine and the parties who will carry out these actions.
Wollemi Pine is listed as endangered on Schedule 1 of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and as endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
It is a tree which grows to 40 m and is currently known from only one population consisting of several stands of fewer than 100 adult plants and about 200-300 juveniles/seedlings from within Wollemi National Park. Stands within Wollemi National Park are threatened by dieback from the pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi and potentially threatened by the further introduction of plant pathogens and weeds, soil compaction, seedling damage, collectors and catastrophic fire events. Stands may also be threatened by changes to the habitat through the effects of climate change.
This national recovery plan details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure the long-term survival of the Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis).