When a native species or ecological community is listed as threatened under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, a conservation advice is developed to assist its recovery.
Conservation advices guide recovery planning and identify actions required for conservation and recovery of the threatened species or ecological community. They inform the Australian Government in regulatory decision-making and investment for threatened species and ecological communities. Conservation advices can be supported by a Recovery Team or similar stakeholder group.
Conservation advices are an effective plan for many threatened species and ecological communities. They can be prepared and updated relatively quickly in circumstances where a more flexible and responsive approach is required, for example to rapidly changing information on threats. They are approved and in force under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 from the time of any new listing of a threatened species or ecological community.
For some species and ecological communities with more complex planning needs, recovery plans may also be developed to guide recovery.
The conservation advice and recovery plans (if required) for each listed threatened species or ecological community can be found in the Species Profiles and Threats database.