Advice to the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) on Amendments to the List of Key Threatening Processes under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
14 April 2010
- Loss of biodiversity and ecosystem integrity following invasion by the Yellow Crazy Ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean (PDF - 138 KB) | (RTF - 189.05 KB)
Minister's Reasons for a no Threat Abatement Plan decision. Date of decision - 14/04/2010:
The Minister, as recommended by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, decided that a threat abatement plan is not a feasible, effective or efficient way to abate the process at this time. The development of a TAP for this key threatening process would duplicate current abatement actions including the overarching Threat abatement plan to reduce the impacts of tramp ants on biodiversity in Australia and its territories 2006. In addition, the development of a specific new TAP could interfere with the efforts being made by the Christmas Island Expert Working Group to improve the ongoing management of Christmas Island for the preservation of its biodiversity in general.