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Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Partnership species management stream under the Saving our Species program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Less than 10% of the species' total population occurs within NSW.

Conservation status

Management objectives

This action statement aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

OEH is currently developing a targeted approach for managing Partnership species species. In the interim, the following management actions have been identified for this species.
  • Continue fox control at priority sites as per the Fox TAP. Assess the need for fox control at further sites.
  • Consider management and protection of shelter and grazing habitat in conservation reserves through Plans of Management and fire management plans.
  • Consider landscape-scale connectivity of habitat in planning decisions.
  • Investigate the need for developing fire management guidelines for habitat of the species.
  • Where appropriate, maintain vegetation structure and habitat mosaic at a landscape level through fire management.
  • Where appropriate, undertake strategic stock grazing or exclusion to maintain habitat.
  • Improve landholder awareness by providing guidelines on how to appropriately manage and enhance habitat.
  • Assess significance of species to indigenous communities and identify opportunities for involvement in species protection and management.
  • Undertake assessment of the effectiveness of private and public forest management prescriptions.
  • Prepare EIA guidelines and distribute to consent authorities.
  • Undertake studies to inform and improve management. In particular, how to manage the species for long term viability in highly fragmented and cleared areas.
  • Continue surveys for species in the west of its range. Expand surveys to include other areas in the west and eastern parts of its range.
  • Liaise with Qld government agencies to develop partnerships and determine appropriate management strategies.
  • Control feral animals in known habitat for this species.

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

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.