This species has been assigned to the Landscape species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.
Justification for allocation to this management stream
This species is distributed across relatively large areas and is subject to threatening processes that generally act at the landscape scale (e.g. habitat loss or degradation) rather than at distinct, defineable locations.
Status in NSW:
The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild in NSW for 100 years, engage local communities in its conservation, and encourage the NSW community to identify with it as a flagship for threatened species conservation.
This action statement aims to address key knowledge gaps for this species, which once resolved, can inform effective management of this species.
This action statement aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term.
This action statement aims to ensure that the species is secure in the wild in NSW and that its NSW geographic range is extended or maintained.
This action statement aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term.
This action statement aims to secure this population in the long-term.
This action statement aims to maximise the extent of occurrence and condition of the ecological community across NSW.
Species sightings and management sites across NSW
The map below displays the species’ distribution in NSW, based upon the species’ geographic range, habitat distribution or area of occupancy (to as high a resolution as available data allow, using a range of data sources).
Information about the species’ habitat and ecology is available here.
The map may also display one or more management sites where management of important populations is underway. More information is available in the tables below.
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.
The species occurs in the following IBRA (Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia) regions in NSW:
|New England Tablelands
|NSW North Coast
|South Eastern Highlands
|South Eastern Queensland
Proportion of the species' distribution on reserve
33% of the species' distribution occurs on reserve (within NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service estate).
Critical actions for this species
The key threats to the viability of landscape-managed species are loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitat, and widespread pervasive factors such as impacts of climate change and disease. Many of these threats are addressed by NSW planning, native vegetation, and biodiversity legislation, policy and programs including the offsets program (BioBanking, NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects), Biodiversity Certification, management of environmental water and reservation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.
Threats to this species are outlined here.
The actions listed in the action toolbox are supplementary to NSW legislation, policy and programs and can be used by stakeholders, where applicable to guide management at a site, regional or state scale.
|Collect and analyse samples from all monitoring programs for the species across the state, to test for the presence of chytrid fungus and improve understanding of disease spread throughout the species' range.||State
|Liaise with public and private land managers responsible for areas of forested habitat within the species' range, particularly where there is potential disturbance due to recreational use or other activity. Take measures such as reducing access to susceptible areas, to ensure that vegetation is maintained and disturbance is minimised around first and second order streams.||Area
|Implement feral animal control, using appropriate techniques, in catchments where these animals are having significant impacts on important populations.||Area
|Conduct targeted survey for the species in suitable habitat, across its historical range, including the south coast, southern ranges and Blue Mountains. Also document the distribution and any co-occurrence of yabbies.||Area
|Liaise with local canyoning groups and peak bodies to raise awareness about the species' importance and its potential occurrence in the area. Develop a waterproof brochure or app to facilitate identification and reporting of sightings by amateurs.||Area
|Liaise with agricultural landholders about the species' presence and the importance of reducing damage (e.g. from cattle) to and restoring riparian habitat. Where appropriate, negotiate agreements (preferably in-perpetuity covenants) to protect areas of habitat in the long term.||Site
|Conduct genetic research to resolve the taxonomy within this species. The outcome is likely to elevate the conservation status of resultant species.||State
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, 2 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.
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NSW Eastern Slopes and Ranges
||Contributing site (funding opportunity)||Active||
Armidale Regional, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Cessnock, Clarence Valley, Dungog, Glen Innes Severn, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Kempsey, Lake Macquarie, Lithgow City, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Nambucca, Newcastle, Oberon, Penrith, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Port Stephens, Singleton, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, The Hills Shire, Upper Hunter, Upper Lachlan Shire, Walcha, Wollondilly
Great Dividing Range - Contestable grant site
||Priority management site||Active||
Blue Mountains, Lake Macquarie, Mid-Coast, Oberon, Port Macquarie-Hastings