The Threatened Species Action Plan 2022-2032 maps a pathway to protect, manage and restore Australia’s threatened species and important natural places.
The Action Plan 2022-2032 builds on the Action Plan 2021-2026 which was developed with input from experts, the community, natural resource managers, scientists, conservation groups, and First Nations peoples. New focus areas to reflect increased ambition and respond to some of the challenges identified in the State of the Environment (2021) report include:
- An objective to prevent new extinctions
- An additional 10 threatened species that are at imminent risk of extinction added to the 100 priority species list
- 14 new priority places announced in addition to six islands
- Commitment to protect and conserve more than 30% of Australia’s land mass
- Increased participation of First Nations Peoples in the management and recovery of threatened species and threatened ecological communities
- Contemporary fit for purpose conservation planning approaches.
And continued focus on actions that can most benefit threatened species such as:
- Tackling the impacts of feral cats, foxes and gamba grass as key threats to many threatened species
- Educating and empowering the community to participate and lead on recovery efforts
- Improving the resilience and adaptive capacity of priority species to climate change.
All Australians – from First Nations people, land managers, researchers, citizen scientists and the many species and place-based champions – are invited to come together as partners to support our threatened species and places.