Comments on this proposal closed on 18 March 2022. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has received an application and draft assessment report to include 14 species of dung beetle on the Live Import List under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
These species include:
- Geotrupes stercorarius
- Ateuchetus laticollis
- Cheironitis scabrosus
- Copris incertus
- Copris integer
- Copris lunaris
- Euoniticellus triangulatus
- Gymnopleurus humanus
- Onitis minutus
- Onthophagus medius
- Onthophagus nuchicornis
- Onthophagus opacicollis
- Scarabaeus sacer
- Sisyphus schaefferi
A report covering all 14 species has been prepared against the standard terms of reference and assess the suitability of this species for import into Australia.
How can I get involved
Comments are invited on the draft reports. They are available for public comment for 40 business days, closing on Friday 18 March 2022.
Read the reports
Information supporting the application to amend the List of Specimens Suitable for Live Import to include fourteen new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) as suitable for import and for release (PDF - 2.8 MB)
Information supporting the application to amend the List of Specimens Suitable for Live Import to include fourteen new species of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) as suitable for import and for release (DOCX - 2.3 MB)
All comments received will be provided to the applicant to address in finalising the assessment report. Any relevant information provided will be considered by the department prior to briefing the Minister.
Finalised risk assessment reports may be published on the department’s website. Comments received during this consultation process may be used and referenced in the final report. Comments will be attributed to organisations, not to individuals. If you wish your comments to remain confidential, you should clearly mark the relevant part(s) of your comments as ‘confidential’.
If it is not possible to meet the deadline, please contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your comments
Please forward any written comments to:
Listings and Threat Abatement Section
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
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.
The draft assessment report has been prepared by the applicant and is being circulated for public comment in compliance with section 303EF (2b) of the EPBC Act. The views and opinions expressed in the report are those of the applicant and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for the Environment.