In the list of thirty three draft recovery plans released for public comment by the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts there are six mammals, one fish, one bird and twenty four plants as well the Northern Rivers Regional Biodiversity Management Plan.
Five of the six mammal species are from Queensland and include two flying fox species, the water mouse, northern bettong and Proserpine rock wallaby. Only one of the plant recovery plans is represented in Queensland. The Chariot wheel plant (Maireana cheelii) was previously recorded in south west Queensland but these populations are now believed to be extinct. All other plant recovery plans are from southern Australia.
Considerable research has been undertaken but the recovery plans omit recent information indicating the significant time lag in the development of the plans and presentation to the general public for comment.
You have until 4 January 2010 to submit comments on your species of choice.
The draft plans can be downloaded here.
Read more details about flying fox recovery plans.
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