Comments on this recovery plan closed 17 April 2020. The documents below remain available for reference only.
You are invited to comment on this draft national recovery plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) by 17 April 2020.
The Draft National Recovery Plan for the Australian Painted Snipe (Rostratula australis) was prepared by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy and is proposed to be made as the national recovery plan for this species under the EPBC Act.
The Australian Painted Snipe occurs over much of Australia, except Tasmania. The species is listed in the Endangered category under the EPBC Act. Ongoing wetland habitat loss, changed water regimes and a reduction in wetland water quality are the primary threats to the species. Other threats include predation, fire, invasive herbivores and habitat changes due to climate change.
The draft national recovery plan provides information on distribution, habitat, threatening processes, and presents the actions considered necessary to recover this species.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft recovery 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
Biodiversity Conservation 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 National Recovery Plan for the Australian Painted Snipe (Rostratula australis).
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.