The public comment period for this draft recovery plan closed 18 December 2015.
About this document
This document constitutes the National Recovery Plan for the Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus). The plan considers the conservation requirements of the species across its range and identifies the actions to be taken to ensure the species long-term viability in nature, and the parties that will undertake those actions.
The plains-wanderer is listed as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and is also listed as threatened under various state legislation.
The overarching objectives of this recovery plan are to:
- Reverse the long-term population trend of decline and increase the numbers of plains-wanderers to a level where there is a viable, wild breeding population, even in poor breeding years; and to
- Maintain key plains-wanderer habitat in a condition that maximises survival and reproductive success, and provides refugia during periods of extreme environmental fluctuation.