Comments on this proposal closed on 16 July 2021. 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 NSW Commercial Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan 2022–26 has been prepared by the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry & Environment 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 day after the date of its declaration.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, comments were invited on the proposed management plan. The comment period closed on 16 July 2021.
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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 kangaroo species within New South Wales: Red Kangaroo (Osphranter rufus), Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) and Common Wallaroo or Euro (Osphranter robustus).
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment 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.