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Purple Copper Butterfly, Bathurst Copper Butterfly (Paralucia spinifera)

Species conservation project

This species has been assigned to the Site-managed species management stream under the Saving our Species program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This species requires site-based management in order to secure it from extinction in NSW for 100 years

Conservation status

Management objectives

The conservation project aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the TSC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

Your search returned one or more sites that are restricted due to the sensitive nature of either the species or the site. Individuals involved in management on these sites can access detailed information via the database.

How will this species be managed?

The Office of Environment and Heritage has established 6 management sites where conservation activities need to take place to ensure the conservation of this species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
Winburndale Management SiteActive Bathurst Regional 
Lithgow footslopes Management SiteActive Lithgow 
Remaining sites in the region Management SiteActive Bathurst Regional, Lithgow, Oberon 
Kennedy Park Management SiteActive Oberon 
Eusdale Nature Reserve - Not yet approved Management SiteProposed  
Grants Block TSR - Not yet approved Management SiteProposed  

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.