EPBC Act fact sheet
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, March 2007
- Recovery action for threatened species and ecological communities - EPBC Act fact sheet (PDF - 112 KB)
About this fact sheet
Amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) provide greater flexibility in responding to changing conservation needs for nationally listed threatened species and ecological communities.
Importantly, the amendments change the focus from recovery plans to recovery 'action'.
The changes, which commenced on 19 February 2007, are designed to ensure the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (the Minister) can make a timely initial decision on the recovery action for a species or ecological community.