John Gould Nature Reserve and Boondelbah Nature Reserve Plan of Management

John Gould Nature Reserve and Boondelbah Nature Reserve are islands located offshore from Port Stephens, within the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park. The islands cover 36 hectares in total.

Date
1 May 2010
Publisher
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW)
Type
Publication, Plan of management, Final
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-802-7
  • ID DECCW20100495
  • File PDF 0.5MB
  • Pages 32
  • Name john-gould-boondelbah-nature-reserves-plan-of-management-100495.pdf

Cabbage Tree Island was gazetted in 1954 as John Gould Faunal Reserve. It was the first faunal reserve in NSW and was established specifically to protect the breeding site of the endangered Gould’s Petrel. Boondelbah Nature Reserve was gazetted in 1960. It is currently the site of a translocation project involving Gould’s Petrel, to assist in securing their population.

The nature reserves also provide habitat for other threatened species and migratory birds protected under international treaties, protect an area of endangered littoral rainforest, and have Aboriginal heritage values.