Commercial exports may be permitted for specimens taken in accordance with the provisions of an approved wildlife trade management plan. Wildlife trade management plans must meet the requirements specified in section 303FO of the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) in order to be approved.
The proposed management plan for the commercial harvest of macropods (Kangaroos) from Queensland has been prepared by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. It is proposed that the plan will be in force until 31 December 2022.
About the management plan
The primary goal of the management plan is to provide for the sustainable use of macropod species covered by the plan, in accordance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development. This will be achieved through pursuing the aims of the management plan by: managing and administering commercial operation via licensing; monitoring macropod populations; ensuring humane treatment of commercially-harvested macropods in accordance with the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes; monitoring macropod industry compliance; undertaking program reporting and review; facilitating adaptive management and researching, and promoting community awareness and participation.
This management plan relates to the commercial harvest of red kangaroo (Macropus rufus), eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) and common wallaroo (Macropus robustus) within Queensland.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on the proposed management plan. Please submit your written comments by Friday 14 July 2017.
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Email address for comments is: firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages comments provided under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the Harvesting Regime
- Quota Setting Regime
- Licensing Regime
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 2588.