Draft Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2014–2018

Department of Parks and Wildlife, 2013

Comments invited


About the management plan

The proposed management plan has been prepared by the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), and to meet the legislative and other requirements of the Western Australian Government. It is proposed that the plan be in force until 31 December 2018.

The primary goal of the management plan is to ensure that the commercial harvest of kangaroos is ecologically sustainable. This will be achieved through the application of the best available scientific knowledge, best practice management and monitoring of outcomes to ensure the viability of kangaroo populations is not compromised by any action undertaken in accordance with this plan.

This management plan relates only to the commercial harvest of red (Macropus rufus) and western grey (Macropus fuliginosus) kangaroos within Western Australia.

In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on this proposal. Please submit your written comments by 23 December 2013.

Comments should be addressed to:

The Director
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

or can be emailed to wta@environment.gov.au.

To assist the Minister for the Environment in considering comments, the department is seeking comments under the following headings:

  • Sustainability
  • Licensing Regime
  • Monitoring
  • Other