Comments on this proposal closed on 22 October 2019. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
Commercial exports may be permitted for specimens of native wildlife taken in accordance with the provisions of an approved wildlife trade management plan. The draft South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2020–2024 has been prepared by the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources for consideration as an approved wildlife trade management plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Should the plan be approved, it is proposed that it will be in force for five (5) years from the date of its declaration.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on the proposed management plan. Please submit your written comments by 22 October 2019.
Read the draft plan
About the draft management plan
The primary goal of the draft plan is to ensure an ecologically sustainable harvest of kangaroos and wallabies (macropods) and to provide an alternative management option for reducing the damage caused by overabundant macropod species. This will be achieved through the application of the best available scientific knowledge, best practice management and monitoring of outcomes to ensure that the viability of macropod populations is not compromised by any action taken under this plan.
This plan relates only to the commercial harvest of four species within South Australia: Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus), Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), Common Wallaroo or Euro (Macropus robustus) and Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii).
Send your comments
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages you to provide them under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the harvesting regime
- Animal welfare
- Survey and monitoring practices
- Quota setting regime
- Management controls, including licences, permits and compliance
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: email@example.com.
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other parties with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 1917.
Personal information that you provide will be used only for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.