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Long-nosed Bandicoot, North Head (Perameles nasuta - 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.
  • Continue implementation of fox, feral cat and rabbit control program in accordance with Fox TAP and with the Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management.
  • Coordinate the implementation of recovery plan actions.
  • Continue weed control program in accordance with Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management.
  • OEH will develop, implement & maintain a monitoring program across North Head to monitor the bandicoot population with the assistance of relevant land managers.
  • OEH (PWG) will maintain a database of all monitoring activities including maps of survey/monitoring localities.
  • OEH (PWG) will coordinate and maintain records of predator control activities and results.
  • OEH (PWG) will collect and analyse mortality data from all roads on North Head and maintain a mortality register.
  • Consent and determining authorities to ensure inclusion of monitoring requirements in DA conditions and make copies of reports available to the recovery team.
  • Reporting of Quarantine Station approval conditions to recovery team (including mortality info, bandicoot activity trends associated with night tours and habitat enhancement/recreation activities).
  • Implement Sydney Harbour National Park Fire Management Strategy and Plan of Management.
  • OEH (PWG) to convene North Head stakeholders group to coordinate land management activities across North Head.
  • Manly Council, in conjunction with EPA & OEH, to investigate opportunities to declare Wildlife Protection Areas.
  • Manly Council to review and implement Council Plans of Management that continue to include provisions for the protection of the Long-nosed Bandicoot population, consistent with the recovery plan.
  • Consent and determining authorities will consider Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines and prepare environmental planning instruments that minimise impacts on the endangered population.
  • Land managers of North Head to prepare, review and implement Plans of Management that specifically provide for the conservation of the Long-nosed Bandicoot population, consistent with the recovery plan.
  • Ongoing review of the need to declare critical habitat for the endangered population, as undertaken by the recovery team.
  • EPA & OEH will seek funding as required, in partnership with stakeholders, to encourage/facilitate research priorities determined by the recovery team (eg. Fire, mortality sources, dispersal & movement, disease, genetics, social attitudes).
  • Review of Population Viability Analysis for the endangered population.
  • Erect signage/speed bumps to alert motorists and reduce road mortality.
  • Encourage & maintain public awareness/participation in the population's conservation (responsible pet ownership, advice on attracting bandicoots, development of webpage).
  • EPA & OEH to continue to liaise with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust regarding sanctuary proposal, and with Australian Federal Police re Commonwealth lands, to ensure activities are consistent with the recovery plan.
  • Provide advice to consent authorities regarding impacts on population.
  • EPA, OEH and the recovery team will review the recovery prorgam (annually).
  • Continue community awareness program.
  • Finalise recovery plan by June 2012.

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