About this Document
This document constitutes the Australian National Recovery Plan for the Regent Honeyeater. This recovery plan replaces the 1999 – 2003 Regent Honeyeater Recovery Plan. The new recovery plan identifies the full range of threats to the species and identifies the conservation actions to be taken to ensure the species’ long-term viability in the wild. The new recovery plan is the result of close collaboration between the Australian Government and the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Team.
The key focuses of the plan are to:
- improve the extent and the quality of regent honeyeater habitat; and to continue to bolster the wild population with captive-bred birds until the wild population becomes self-sustaining.
- provide clear guidelines to developers and assessors to ensure that any new developments across the core range of the regent honeyeater do not impact on the long-term survival and recovery of the species.
- engage the community by increasing awareness of the species and involving community groups in recovery activities.