Biodiversity

Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist in referral, environmental assessment and compliance issues, refer to the Listing Advice and/or Conservation Advice and Recovery Plan. The Listing and/or Conservation Advice define the national ecological community and may include Key Diagnostic Characteristics, Condition Thresholds, Priority Research and Conservation Actions and additional considerations.
In addition, for recovery planning, mitigation and conservation information, refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice.


EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered
Date Effective 29 Aug 2012
Listing and Conservation Advices For ecological communities listed from 2013 onwards, there is no separate listing advice. Instead, the advice from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee regarding the listing status of the ecological community and recommendation regarding a recovery plan are contained within the Conservation Advice.
Commonwealth Listing Advice on Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2012bq) [Listing Advice].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2012br) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, it is unlikely that the major threat - climate change, which is driving many of the other threatening processes - can be ameliorated through the development of a recovery plan. However, there are some areas within the ecological community's distribution where the impacts of climate change are more moderate. In addition, some of the secondary threats caused by climate change need to be managed and there are other potential threats such as increasing sedimentation into coastal waters and removal of urchin predators through fishing operating across its range. A recovery plan would increase knowledge of the ecological community across its range (as the current data are predominantly from Tasmania), which could help in understanding the connectivity of the ecological community across its range and its ability to regenerate from source populations when damaged or lost from one location. A recovery plan would also encourage further research and efforts to reafforest areas of the ecological community and gain a greater understanding of its role in the inshore marine rocky reef environment (14/08/2012).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Policy Statements and other Information Sheets Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia fact sheet (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012m) [Information Sheet].
Federal Register of Legislative Instruments Inclusion of ecological communities in the list of threatened ecological communities under section 181 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia (107) (14/08/2012) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012q) [Legislative Instrument].
Indicative Distribution Map(s) Map of Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012l) [Indicative Map].
Distribution Map Community Distribution Map

This map has been compiled from datasets with a range of scales and quality. Species or ecological community distributions included in this map are only indicative and not meant for local assessment. Planning or investment decisions at a local scale should seek some form of ground-truthing to confirm the existence of the species or ecological community at locations of interest. Such assessments should refer to the text of the Listing Advice, which is the legal entity protected under the EPBC Act.


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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Giant Kelp Marine Forests of South East Australia in Community and Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed 2014-09-16T13:41:26EST.