The Biodiversity Conservation Program and associated Saving our Species strategies have replaced the need for recovery plans.
Recovery plans helped us safeguard the future survival of threatened species. Although they are no longer being developed, existing recovery plans must be followed by public authorities.
Recovery plans outline:
- a specific species' life history, distribution and habitat
- threats to a species
- actions that can be taken to recover a species including the cost, time frame and agency responsible for carrying out these actions.