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 Sandhill Dunnart was prepared by the South Australian Department of the Environment and Water and is proposed to be adopted as the national recovery plan for this species under the EPBC Act.
The Sandhill Dunnart occurs in South Australia and Western Australia, and historically found in the Northern Territory. The species is listed in the Endangered category under the EPBC Act. Predation by cats and foxes, changes in fire patterns, habitat loss and fragmentation, and introduced flora (Buffel Grass) and introduced herbivores are the primary threats to the species.
The draft national recovery plan provides information on the sandhill dunnart’s distribution, habitat, threatening processes, and identifies the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of, the 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 Sandhill Dunnart (Sminthopsis psammophila).
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.