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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
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
 
Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ac) [Conservation Advice].
 
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, there are some programs, policies and mechanisms in place that are expected to address the abatement required for each threat, and the approved conservation advice for the species also provides sufficient direction to implement priority actions and mitigate against key threats (02/02/2011).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (84)(02/02/2011) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2011l) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
TAS:Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper, Alpine Sedge Skipper, Alpine Skipper): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link (Threatened Species Section (TSS), 2014sd) [State Action Plan].
State Listing Status
TAS: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (Tasmania): September 2012)
Scientific name Oreisplanus munionga larana [77747]
Family Hesperiidae:Lepidoptera:Insecta:Arthropoda:Animalia
Species author (Olliff, 1890)
Infraspecies author Couchman, 1962
Reference  
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

Minister's Reasons for Recovery Plan decision

There should not be a recovery plan for the Marrawah Skipper as there are some programs, policies and mechanisms in place that are expected to address the abatement required for each threat, and the approved conservation advice for the species also provides sufficient direction to implement priority actions and mitigate against key threats.

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:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Habitat degradation caused by intensive grazing/feedlots Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Listing Advice on Oreisplanus munionga larana (Marrawah Skipper) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2011ab) [Listing Advice].

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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). Oreisplanus munionga larana in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:18 +1000.