The islands of the Norfolk Island Group provide an important link between tropical and temperate oceanic island environments. Remote location, coupled with colonisation by plants and animals dispersed over vast distances of ocean, means they are important as habitats and breeding areas for endemic species, other species with limited distribution and migratory species including large colonies of breeding seabirds.
The Norfolk Island Region Threatened Species Recovery Plan (‘the plan’) has been prepared by the Director of National Parks for the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. The plan:
- provides background information on the Norfolk Island region
- identifies species listed as threatened
- describes the threatening processes to which those species are subject
- recommends a set of recovery measures required to reduce or remove those threats.
Appendix D of the plan contains additional background information and species profiles of flora and fauna of the Norfolk Island region.