Comments on this conservation plan closed 17 April 2020. The documents below remain available for reference only.
You are invited to comment on this draft wildlife conservation plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Migratory and marine listed species which visit Australia such as seabirds received national protection as matters of national environmental significance when the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) took effect in July 2000. Under the EPBC Act, wildlife conservation plans may be prepared for the purposes of protection, conservation and management of listed migratory, marine, cetacean or conservation dependant species.
This Wildlife Conservation Plan for Seabirds provides a framework to guide the conservation of 76 seabird species and their habitat in Australia, and in recognition of their migratory and oceanic habits, outlines activities to support their conservation throughout the Indo-Pacific region. This is the first wildlife conservation plan developed under the EPBC Act for seabirds.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft conservation plan
Send your comments
The public comment period closes 17 April 2020.
If you wish to comment on this draft plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to:
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Your views are being sought by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy for the purpose of informing the Minister for the Environment on the Draft Wildlife Conservation Plan for Seabirds.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister for the purposes outlined above. Contents of your submission may be included in subsequent publications of the recovery plan.