Draft South Coast Threatened Birds Recovery Plan (WA)

Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife, 2014

Public comment

You are invited to comment on this draft recovery plan which is proposed to be adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The public comment period closes 2 May 2014.

If you wish to comment on this draft recovery plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to:

Email: recoveryplans@environment.gov.au

Mail:
Terrestrial Species Conservation Section

Protected Species and Communities Branch
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

About this document

The Western Australian South Coast Threatened Birds Recovery Plan (2014) is proposed to be adopted for the following species listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act):

  • Western ground parrot (Pezoporus flaviventris)
  • Western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris)
  • Western whipbird (western heath) (Psophodes nigrogularis nigrogularis)
  • Noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus)

The recovery plan sets out the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of these species in the wild.

This is the first national recovery plan for these species, except for the noisy scrub-bird, for which this is a revised plan. The recovery plan will be reviewed after a five year period.

The long-term objectives of this recovery plan are to:

  • Reduce the impact of threatening processes and ensure that there are viable populations of all extant taxa in suitable habitat throughout their former range, so that they can be removed from threatened species lists, or remain unlisted, and so that intensive management is no longer necessary for their survival.
  • Sustain long-term community participation in the management of these birds.