Comments on this recovery plan closed 25 February 2022. 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 25 February 2022.
The draft National Recovery Plan for the Black-breasted Button-quail (Turnix melanogaster) was prepared by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and is proposed to be made as the national recovery plan for this species under the EPBC Act.
The Black-breasted Button-quail occurs in south‐eastern Queensland from near Byfield in the north to the Border Ranges in the south and as far west as Palmgrove National Park and Barakula State Forest. The species is listed in the Vulnerable category under the EPBC Act. Habitat loss due to agriculture, forestry and domestic stock grazing are recognised as the main processes that has reduced the distribution and abundance of the Black-breasted Button-quail in the last 75 years. Other threats include invasive weeds, climate change, wildfire, urbanisation and feral predators.
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 25 February 2022.
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 Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Your views are being sought by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for the purpose of informing the Minister for the Environment on the Draft National Recovery Plan for the Black‐breasted Button‐quail (Turnix melanogaster).
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.