Recovery Plan for the Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris)

The Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris Sclater 1869) is a flightless bird endemic to Lord Howe Island.

Date
1 July 2002
Publisher
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Type
Publication, Recovery plan
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-73136-8770
  • File PDF 1MB
  • Pages 38
  • Name lord-howe-woodhen-gallirallus-sylvestris-recovery-plan.pdf

The Woodhen is one of a suite of species endemic to the Lord Howe Island Group. The high level of endemism in this island group was one of the principal reasons for its World Heritage listing in 1982. Australia has an international obligation under the World Heritage Convention to protect and conserve the World Heritage values of the Lord Howe Island Group, including the Lord Howe Woodhen.

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