Threatened Species Action Plans
Action plans help protect threatened species and ecological communities in the ACT.
The Nature Conservation Act 2014 (877Kb) requires the Conservator of Flora and Fauna to prepare an action plan in response to each declaration of a threatened species, ecological community or threatening process.
An action plan outlines conservation and protection proposals for the species or community concerned or proposals to minimise the effect of threatening processes. The primary objective is to maintain for the long term, viable, wild populations of each species (or samples of the ecological community) as components of the indigenous biological resources of the ACT. Each action plan must be released as a draft for public comment.
The statutory action plans for the species marked (*) are now contained in the ACT Lowland Woodland Conservation Strategy (Action Plan No. 27). However, these individual action plans have been retained on this website as they still contain relevant information on the species or communities.
The statutory action plans for the species marked (**) are now contained in the 2017 ACT Native Grassland Conservation Strategy and associated action plans. The individual action plans are listed below.
The statutory action plans for the species marked (***) are now contained in the 2018 ACT Aquatic and Riparian Conservation Strategy. However, these individual action plans have been retained on this website as they still contain relevant information on the species or communities.
Community input is being sought on a new plan to help protect the Spotted-tailed Quoll, one of the ACT’s most threatened animals. Spotted-tailed Quoll numbers have declined since European settlement and are now incredibly rare in the ACT, with an average detection rate of one animal per year since 2005.
See the draft action plan at www.yoursay.act.gov.au
Recent action plans
The Aquatic and Riparian Conservation Strategy includes action plans for the Two-spined Blackfish, Macquarie Perch, Murray River Crayfish, Silver Perch, Trout Cod, Murrumbidgee Bossiaea and Tuggeranong Lignum.
The ACT Native Grasslands Conservation Strategy includes action plans for the Natural Temperate Grassland Endangered Ecological Community, Baeuerlen's Gentian, Button Wrinklewort, Ginninderra Peppercress, Golden Sun Moth, Grassland Earless Dragon, Perunga Grasshopper and Striped Legless Lizard.
The ACT Government has finalised an action plan for migratory birds that are listed on the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and come to Canberra the 2018. The Action Plan for Listed Migratory Species looks at how we can protect the habitat for these migratory birds.
Action Plan for Listed Migratory Species (17.3 MB)
Baeuerlen's Gentian (2017)** (648.9 KB)
Button Wrinklewort (2017)** (692.0 KB)
Ginninderra Peppercress (2017)** (380.7 KB)
Golden Sun Moth (2017)** (439.0 KB)
Grassland Earless Dragon (2017)** (519.5 KB)
Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata) * (84.8 KB)
Little Eagle (Hieraaetus Morphnoides) (157.5 KB)
Natural Temperate Grassland (2017)** (3.9 MB)
Painted Honeyeater (Grantiella picta) * (79.4 KB)
Perunga Grasshopper (2017)** (394.5 KB)
Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia) * (84.6 KB)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) (3.1 MB)
Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus) (2018) *** (721.6 KB)
Small Purple Pea (Swainsona recta) * (121.4 KB)
Smoky Mouse (Pseudomys fumeus) (266.5 KB)
Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) (347.5 KB)
Striped Legless Lizard (2017)** (357.4 KB)
Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) * (107.6 KB)
Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) * (64.4 KB)