Nature conservation

Threatened species

Giant Fern (Angiopteris evecta)



Species Action Statement

This species has been assigned to the Partnership (range-restricted) management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Less than 10% of the species occurs in NSW.

Conservation status

Strategic importance

Angiopteris evecta is rare in NSW with only one confirmed location, therefore the species is at risk of local extinction. The NSW plants appear to be unique with distinct morphology from northern populations. Th Giant Fern is an iconic species with the largest fronds of any fern in the world.

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions not available.

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

Your search returned one or more sites that are restricted due to the sensitive nature of either the species or the site. Individuals involved in management on these sites can access detailed information via the database.

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. Currently, 1 management site has been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
Cudgen Creek Priority management siteProposed Tweed 

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

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