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Little Penguin in the Manly Point Area (being the area on and near the shoreline from Cannae Point generally northward to the point near the intersection of Stuart Street and Oyama Cove Avenue, and extending 100 metres offshore from that shoreline) (Eudyptula minor - endangered population)



Action Statement

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This is an Endangered Population

Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed

Management objectives

This action statement aims to secure this population in the long-term.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this population be managed?

OEH is currently developing a targeted approach for managing threatened populations. In the interim, the following management actions have been identified for this population.
  • Determine the current status of the population and extent of available habitat.
  • Establish and maintain a mortality register.
  • Community education and advice.
  • Erect a dog control sign.
  • Education and enforcement of Companion Animals Act to reduce mortality of penguins from domestic pets.
  • Pest management in Sydney Harbour National park.
  • Marine Pollution spill management.
  • Enforcement of waterway regulations.
  • Monitoring of fish stocks.
  • Landscaping, improving habitat including nest boxes.
  • Develop community outreach program.
  • Reservation.
  • Research into ecology of population.
  • Convene a recovery team to re-evaluate recovery plan priorities.
  • Provide advice to consent authorities regarding potential impacts on Little Penguin population.

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.