Recovery plans

Find out which threatened species have recovery plans.

The priorities action statement and associated Saving our Species conservation projects have replaced the need for recovery plans. So, recovery plans are no longer being developed.

They are, however, a useful resource.

Recovery plans outline a species’:

  • life history, distribution and habitat
  • threats
  • detailed recovery actions, including the cost, time frame and agency responsible for carrying out each action.

Implementing the plans

Authorities responsible for threatened species, including local government, state departments and ministers, as well as land managers, must take appropriate action to implement a recovery plan.

They must also avoid decisions that are inconsistent with a recovery plan.

If a public authority intends to depart from a recovery plan, it must notify the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Collaborating with other agencies

The NSW Government collaborates with the Australian Government to prepare recovery plans for nationally listed threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.


View final recovery plans.

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Page last updated: 06 July 2016