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Ringed Brown Snake (Pseudonaja modesta)



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 in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed

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.
  • Develop EIA guidance for consent and determining authorities with regard to development and other activities.
  • Prepare guide to augmenting and protecting rock and log ground cover at selected target sites.
  • Protect or fence small refugia to create high quality habitat that sustains a core population or foraging areas (e.g. 10 ha patches) .
  • Control pest animals in vicinity of known populations (best practice: locally efficient and effective).
  • Conduct long term monitoring of known locations to determine changes in status of the species.
  • Encourage management of livestock grazing so as to maintain or improve understorey habitat at priority sites.
  • Identify two targeted populations (per year over initial three years) and focus recovery actions there, applying adaptive management strategies to determine and ameliorate threats.

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.