Comments on this recovery plan closed 11 February 2023. The documents below remain available for reference only.
You are invited to comment on this draft recovery plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The draft National Recovery Plan for the Great Desert Skink has been prepared by the Indigenous Desert Alliance for the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water and is proposed to be made under the EPBC Act.
The Great Desert Skink occurs across the deserts of central, southern and western Australia. The species is listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act.
The Great Desert Skink is known by a variety of local names in Aboriginal languages – Tjakura in the Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra languages, Warrarna in Warlpiri language, Tjalapa by Pintupi speakers, Mulyamiji in the Manyjilijarra language spoken by Martu, Nampu in the language of the Mantjintjarra Ngalia people and Aran spoken by the Anmatjere.
The draft National Recovery Plan for the Great Desert Skink provides information on Great Desert Skink habitat, distribution, cultural significance, and threatening processes, and identifies objectives and actions to support the recovery of the species.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft recovery plan
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this publication contains the names and images of deceased people.
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Send your comments
The public comment period closes 11 February 2023.
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
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
Your views are being sought by the Department for the purpose of informing the Minister for the Environment on the adoption or making of recovery plans under the EPBC Act.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for this purpose. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Minister, state and territory agencies and persons (including contractors) assisting the Minister for the purpose outlined above. Contents of your submission may be included in subsequent publications of recovery plans.