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:
||23 April 2010
|Endorsed following public exhibition:
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.
The species occurs in the following IBRA (Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia) regions in NSW:
|Darling Riverine Plains
|Murray Darling Depression
|NSW North Coast
Proportion of the species' distribution on reserve
3% 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.
|Encourage landholders managing areas of suitable habitat in south-western NSW—saltmarshes and grasslands close to waterways with intact shrub layer for nesting (e.g. Sclerostegia arbuscula )—to enter into agreements, particularly in-perpetuity covenants or stewardship agreements, that promote the retention and protection of this habitat.|| Area
|Where significant populations are identified, particularly on public land, take measures to reduce the impacts of human disturbance on these areas (e.g. by reducing access to the site, installing buffer zones or re-routing tracks).|| Site
|Investigate the feasibility of installing cages to protect individual nest-sites from vertebrate predators, in known breeding populations. Ensure that this intervention is accompanied by monitoring and evaluation of success in improving reproductive success and recruitment to the local population.|| Site
|Raise awareness among residential communities close to known important populations, of the importance of keeping domestic cats indoors and keeping dogs on leads.|| Area
|Liaise with agricultural landholders managing water within the species' habitat to negotiate stewardship agreements that discourage the alteration of flow regimes in rivers and floodplains close to known populations.|| 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, 3 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.