Comments on this recovery plan closed 12 July 2019. 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) by 12 July 2019.
The Draft Recovery Plan for the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) was prepared by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy and is proposed to be made as the recovery plan for this species under the EPBC Act.
This draft recovery plan is a revision of the National recovery plan for the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) (Pavey, 2006).
The Greater Bilby once occupied more than three quarters of Australia, but now the range of the bilby has been reduced by more than 80 per cent. Naturally wild bilbies are now only found in the Northern Territory, central and north-eastern Western Australia, and in small, isolated populations in Queensland. The species is listed in the Vulnerable category under the EPBC Act.
The draft recovery plan provides information on distribution, habitat and threatening processes, and identifies those research and management actions necessary to support the long-term recovery of the species.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft recovery plan
Send your comments
The public comment period closes 12 July 2019.
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 and Energy on the Draft Recovery Plan for the Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis).
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.