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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable as Dasyuroides byrnei
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Other EPBC Act Plans Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by the European Red Fox (Environment Australia (EA), 1999a) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Threat Abatement Plan for Predation by Feral Cats (Environment Australia (EA), 1999b) [Threat Abatement Plan].
 
Policy Statements and Guidelines Survey guidelines for Australia's threatened mammals. EPBC Act survey guidelines 6.5 (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2011j) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument] as Dasycercus byrnei.
 
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (72) (15/12/2008) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2008k) [Legislative Instrument] as Dasyuroides byrnei.
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NT:Threatened Species of the Northern Territory-Kowari Dasyuroides byrnei (Pavey, C. & S. Ward, 2012) [Information Sheet].
QLD:Enhancing biodiversity hotspots along Western Queensland stock routes (Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (Qld DERM), 2009a) [Management Plan].
State Listing Status
NT: Listed as Extinct (Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000 (Northern Territory): 2012) as Dasyuroides byrnei
QLD: Listed as Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland): July 2012) as Dasyuroides byrnei
SA: Listed as Vulnerable (National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (South Australia): June 2011) as Dasycercus byrnei
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Vulnerable (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2011.2)
Scientific name Dasyuroides byrnei [329]
Family Dasyuridae:Polyprotodonta:Mammalia:Chordata:Animalia
Species author Spencer,1896
Infraspecies author  
Reference http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/wildlife/animals/threatened/pdf/mammals/kowari_dd.pdf
Other names Dasycercus byrnei [66679]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images
http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/wildlife/animals/threatened/pdf/mammals/kowari_dd.pdf

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Recovery plan for the kowari (Lim, L., 1992) [Recovery Plan].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat loss and modification due to clearance of native vegetation and pasture improvements The Impact of Global Warming on the Distribution of Threatened Vertebrates (ANZECC 1991) (Dexter, E.M., A.D. Chapman & J.R. Busby, 1995) [Report].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gl) [Internet].
Recovery plan for the kowari (Lim, L., 1992) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox, Fox) Recovery plan for the kowari (Lim, L., 1992) [Recovery Plan].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Felis catus (Cat, House Cat, Domestic Cat) Recovery plan for the kowari (Lim, L., 1992) [Recovery Plan].
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Capra hircus (Goat) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Grazing, tramping, competition and/or habitat degradation Bos taurus (Domestic Cattle) Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gl) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition and/or predation by birds Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gl) [Internet].
Vertebrate remains in pellets of the barn owl, Tyto alba, from Planet Downs Station, south-western Queensland. Australian Wildlife Research. 8:180-187. (Valente, A., 1981) [Journal].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by insects Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Negative impact from animals Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Dams and Water Management/Use:Alteration of hydrological regimes and water quality Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Dasycercus byrnei (Kowari) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008cy) [Conservation Advice].
Protected status:Protected status:Lack of secure conservation land tenure Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gl) [Internet].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gl) [Internet].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH), 2006gl) [Internet].

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Dasyuroides byrnei in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:51:47 +1000.