This species has been assigned to the Landscape species
management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS)
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:
|NSW Final determination:
||Listed prior to 1996
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 and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act. The SoS strategy also aims to engage local communities in the species' conservation and to encourage the NSW community to identify with it as a flagship for threatened species conservation.
This SoS strategy aims to secure this population in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
This SoS strategy aims to ensure the security of this species in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
This SoS strategy aims to ensure that the species is secure in the wild in NSW and that its NSW geographic range is extended or maintained and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
This SoS strategy aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
The SoS strategy aims to secure this population in the long-term.
The SoS strategy aims to maximise the viability of the ecological community and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act
The SoS strategy aims to minimise current and future impacts of the key threatening process on priority biodiversity values, including threatened species and ecological integrity. This objective aligns with the BC Act
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:
|Brigalow Belt South
|Broken Hill Complex
|Darling Riverine Plains
|Murray Darling Depression
|Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
Proportion of the species' distribution on reserve
7% 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.
|Identify travelling stock reserves that are particularly important as dunnart habitat, and negotiate to manage grazing as walk-through only, avoiding intensive grazing wherever possible.|| Area
|Conduct targeted survey for the species in areas with suitable habitat to identify new populations and clarify the species' distribution and abundance (e.g. on floodplain soils around Bellata, Millie and Mungindi). Optimal method is pitfall trapping for at least a 5 night duration.|| Area
|Trial installation of small (10-20ha) stock-proof enclosures in agricultural landscapes, to act as population refuges. Enclosures should be monitored to evaluate effectiveness using an adaptive management approach.|| Site
|Negotiate with landholders and land managers managing dunnart habitat, to promote the retention of patches of intact saltbush or other ground layer vegetation, with minimal grazing or other disturbance.|| Site
|Liaise with relevant landholders and fire management agencies throughout the species' range, to promote fire regimes that aim to retain patches of ground layer vegetation and coarse woody debris throughout the landscape.|| Site
|Raise awareness of the occurrence and importance of the species, among relevant landholders, with particular attention to identifying dunnarts brought in by domestic cats and encouraging responsible cat ownership.|| Area
|Raise awareness among agricultural landholders of the potential impacts of using fenitrothion in or near dunnart habitat. Promote the use of less toxic alternatives (e.g. Green Guard / Metarhizium).|| Area
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, no management sites have been identified for this threatened species.