Threatened Species Action Plans
Action plans help protect threatened species and ecological communities in the ACT.
The Nature Conservation Act 2014 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 2019 ACT Native Woodland Conservation Strategy and action plans. However, these individual action plans have been retained on this website as they still contain relevant information on the species or communities. The 2018 progress report summarises implementation and reflects on key highlights of woodlands restoration and research projects.
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 draft ACT Native Woodlands Conservation Strategy and associated action plans until 24 May. The draft plan, which will replace the current Lowland Woodland Conservation Strategy, will further guide the protection, restoration and management of our precious woodlands—and the plants and animals that live in them—for the next 10 years.
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.
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)
Little Eagle (Hieraaetus Morphnoides) (157.5 KB)
Natural Temperate Grassland (2017)** (3.9 MB)
Perunga Grasshopper (2017)** (394.5 KB)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) * (262.0 KB)
Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus) (2018) *** (721.6 KB)
Small Purple Pea (Swainsona recta) * (166.6 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) * (315.9 KB)
Tarengo Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum petilum) * (167.5 KB)