Western Pygmy-possum (Cercartetus concinnus) Recovery Plan

This plan describes our current understanding of the Western Pygmy-possum, documents the research and management actions undertaken to date and identifies the actions required and parties responsible to ensure ongoing viability of the species in the wild.

Date
1 July 2001
Publisher
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Type
Publication, Recovery plan
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-73136-2888
  • File PDF 0.4MB
  • Pages 28
  • Name western-pygmy-possum-cercartetus-concinnus-recovery-plan.pdf

The Western Pygmy-possum, Cercartetus concinnus, was listed in August 1997 as an endangered species on Schedule 1 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) because it was known from only two records in NSW and, therefore, exhibited a restricted distribution within the State.

In addition, C. concinnus was found in habitat that was threatened by clearing for cropping, had inappropriate fire regimes and contained introduced predators.