Threatened Species StrategyPDF version of Strategy
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More than 600 species of plant and animal are threatened in Tasmania. They are classified according to their level of threat as endangered, vulnerable or rare in the schedules of the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.
This Strategy has been developed to outline the approach to conserving Tasmania's threatened species and has the following aims:
Despite identifying, developing and implementing threat abatement plans, there will continue to be a need to address individual threatened species. The need may be urgent, there may be a number of threatening processes at work or there may be no particular process affecting the species but an action which can be simply addressed to conserve the species.
As there are so many listed species, it is necessary to prioritise those in greatest need of action. The Strategy looks at methods for prioritisation of individual threatened species. Factors considered may included the species' distinctiveness, its cultural significance, its reservation status or its level of endemism. Seven primary mechanisms are addressed in the Strategy in order to integrate threatened species conservation across all sections of the Tasmanian community:
This Strategy has been developed with the aim of involving all Tasmanians in the work of conserving threatened species. To be successfully implemented it needs the support, understanding and participation of all parties. It is important that the needs of landholders are taken into account and that economic and social impacts are fully understood by all sides. Endorsement of this Strategy by the key stakeholders will be a major step towards its successful implementation.
Contact: Threatened Species Section - EnquiriesThreatened Species Section
3rd floor, 134 Macquarie Street
(GPO Box 44 Hobart 7001)
HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6233 8759
Fax: 03 6233 3477
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