About the plan
The Threatened Species Action Plan maps a pathway to recovery for our nation’s threatened wildlife, spanning terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments. It presents a vision to drive practical on-ground efforts and identifies critical action for the recovery of threatened species and ecological communities guided by experts and the Australian Public.
Objectives and targets
This Action Plan has four 10-year objectives that will be met through consecutive 5-year targets and actions.
The 22 targets under this first 5-year plan will help recover threatened species and ecological communities across Australia. Each target is backed up by real actions with timeframes and will be reviewed in 2027, to ensure the focus of our efforts remains both strategic and responsive.
The Threatened Species Commissioner will work with existing and new partners to implement the Action Plan, providing guidance to support the design and delivery of projects aligned to the identified actions.
The new Action Plan complements the Australian Government’s regulatory responsibilities under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 but does not introduce any new obligations on individuals, organisations or governments.