Comments on this recovery plan closed 23 December 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 23 December 2022.
The draft National Recovery Plan for the Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus) was prepared by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, in consultation with the recovery team, the Tasmanian Government and species experts. The draft plan is proposed to be made as the national recovery plan for this species under the EPBC Act.
The Forty-spotted Pardalote is endemic to Tasmania, and is listed as Endangered under the EPBC Act and the Threatened Species protection Act 1995 in Tasmania. The current national recovery plan for the species was adopted and came into effect 10 November 2006. It will sunset on 1 April 2023. This draft recovery plan will be the third national recovery plan for the species.
Primary threats causing the species decline include habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, wildfire, parasitism, and nest hollow competition. The long-term vision of the draft recovery plan is to increase the population size or the number of secure locations to the extent that the specie no longer qualifies for listing as threatened under the EPBC Act. The plan details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft recovery plan
Send your comments
The public comment period closes 23 December 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 Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
Your views are being sought by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water for the purpose of informing the Minister for the Environment on the Draft National Recovery Plan for the Forty-spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus).
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.