About the management plan
The proposed management plan has been prepared by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), and to meet the legislative and other requirements of the New South Wales Government.
The primary goals of the management plan are to ensure that the commercial harvest of kangaroos is ecologically sustainable, and that the harvest is conducted humanely. This will be achieved through the application of the best available scientific knowledge, best practice management, monitoring of outcomes to ensure the viability of kangaroo populations is not compromised by any action undertaken in accordance with this plan, and implementation of the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes.
This management plan relates to the commercial harvest of red kangaroos (Macropus rufus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus) and wallaroos (Macropus robustus robustus) within New South Wales.
The New South Wales government is proposing reforms to land and conservation management which include changes to the management of the New South Wales kangaroo harvest. The management arrangements subject to the current public consultation period relate only to the current management framework. If the framework changes as a result of the proposed reforms, a new management plan will be required. Any new plan would be subject to further public consultation under the EPBC Act.
It is proposed that the plan currently being considered for public comment be in force until 31 December 2021, unless it is replaced by a new plan.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the Act, comments are invited on the current proposed plan. Please submit your written comments by 7 October 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To assist the Minister for the Environment and Energy in considering comments, the department is seeking comments under the following headings:
- Licensing Regime