Threatened Species Action Plan 2022-2032
Priority places is a new approach that recognises that some threatened species share the same habitat, and that place-based action can support protection and recovery of more than one species.
The 20 priority places were carefully and strategically selected to ensure a good balance between diversity of threatened species and ecological communities, importance to First Nations people, and representativeness across Australia’s widely varied species, landscapes and seascapes. Improving the condition of these priority places will benefit not only threatened species, but also many other native plants and animals.
The Action Plan will begin by establishing baseline status and trends for each priority place, identifying key recovery actions to prioritise and finally measuring and reporting on progress.
While the priority list will help in targeting Australian Government investments, this does not mean other places or species will not be eligible to receive support, including from programs and research.
Threatened Species Action Plan - 20 Priority Places
- Eastern Forests of Far North Queensland – QLD
- Brigalow Country – QLD
- Greater Blue Mountains - NSW
- Australian Alps – NSW/ACT/VIC
- South East Coastal Ranges - NSW/VIC
- Southern Plains, including the Western Victorian volcanic plain and karst springs – VIC/SA
- Midlands region of central Tasmanian – TAS
- Giant Kelp Ecological Community – TAS
- Mallee Birds Ecological Community – VIC/SA/NSW
- MacDonnell Ranges – NT
- Kakadu & West Arnhem – NT
- Yampi Sounds and surrounds -WA
- Remnant WA Wheatbelt Woodlands – WA
- Fitz-Stirlings – WA
- Kangaroo Island – SA
- Bruny Island – TAS
- French Island – VIC
- Christmas Island – External Territory
- Norfolk Island – External Territory
- Raine Island – Queensland