Recovery plans open for public comment

Draft recovery plans open for public comment
Name Comment period closes
Draft Western Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) Recovery Plan 13 February 2015
Draft Recovery Plan for Three Handfish Species (Brachionichthys hirsutus, Thymichthys politus and Brachiopsilus ziebelli) (2015) 24 April 2015

About the public comment process

You are invited to comment on these draft recovery plans in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The release of these draft recovery plans marks the beginning of a public comment period that will close on the dates listed.

At the end of this period the plans will be revised, taking into consideration any comments received. The Minister for the Environment will consider the revised plans as well as the comments received when deciding to make or adopt the plans.

If you wish to comment on a draft recovery plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to:


Protected Species and Communities Branch
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

More information

For a comprehensive understanding of the provisions relating to nomination and listing, you should refer directly to the: