Approved Conservation Advice for



Yüklə 29.89 Kb.
Pdf просмотр
tarix24.08.2017
ölçüsü29.89 Kb.

This Conservation Advice was approved by the Minister / Delegate of the Minister on: 

16/12/2008



 

Approved Conservation Advice  

(s266B of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Approved Conservation Advice for 

Verticordia carinata (Stirling Range Featherflower) 

This Conservation Advice has been developed based on the best available information at the 

time this Conservation Advice was approved; this includes existing plans, records or 

management prescriptions for this species.  



Description 

Verticordia carinata, Family Myrtaceae, also known as Stirling Range Featherflower, is a 

spindly, erect, open, slender shrub growing to 1 m high. Leaves are small, well spaced, elliptic 

and concave, fringed with fine hairs and held on upper branches. Flowers are pink and red, 

and held horizontally. The petals partly resemble a pea flower. The flowers are arranged in a 

double-sided spike, with one flower per leaf node at the ends of the branchlets, opening 

gradually from the bottom of the spike. Flowering occurs from March to May (Robinson & 

Coates, 1995; Brown et al., 1998; DEC, 2008). 

Conservation Status 

Stirling Range Featherflower is listed as vulnerable. This species is eligible for listing as 

vulnerable

 

under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cwlth) 



(EPBC Act) as, prior to the commencement of the EPBC Actit was listed as vulnerable under 

Schedule 1 of the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (Cwlth). Stirling Range 

Featherflower is also listed as declared rare flora under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 

(Western Australia).



 

Distribution and Habitat 

Stirling Range Featherflower is endemic to Western Australia and occurs in three populations 

in the Trigwell and Stirling Range area. Two populations occur within the Stirling Range 

National Park and the other occurs on private property. The total number of plants is 

estimated to be 260. The extent of occurrence is approximately 450 km

2

. There are 



insufficient data to determine the area of occupancy. Two populations appear stable but one 

population has not been sighted since 1996, when two plants were recorded (DEC, 2008); 

further surveys need to be conducted since there was a fire within the area where this 

population formerly occurred. This species regenerates from seed and may also resprout from 

rootstock following a fire (Brown et al., 1998). It is thought to be a disturbance opportunist.  

Stirling Range Featherflower is found in open low woodlands of Marri (Corymbia 



calophylla), Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and Bull Banksia (Banksia grandis) in pinkish-

grey sandy soils (Robinson & Coates, 1995; Brown et al., 1998; DEC, 2008). This species



 

occurs within the South West and South Coast (Western Australia) Natural Resource 

Management Regions. 

The distribution of this species overlaps with the “Eastern Stirling Range Montane Heath and 

Thicket”

 

EPBC Act-listed threatened ecological community. 



Threats 

The main identified threat to Stirling Range Featherflower is grazing by kangaroos, which 

currently affects one population (DEC, 2008). 

Verticordia carinata Conservation Advice - Page 1 of 3  


This Conservation Advice was approved by the Minister / Delegate of the Minister on: 

16/12/2008



 

The main potential threat to Stirling Range Featherflower is damage from vehicles using 

firebreaks and tracks as all populations are located close to these areas (DEC, 2008).

 

Research Priorities 

Research priorities that would inform future regional and local priority actions include: 

 

Design and implement a monitoring program or, if appropriate, support and enhance 



existing programs. 

 



More precisely assess population size, distribution, ecological requirements and the 

relative impacts of threatening processes. 

 

Undertake survey work in suitable habitat and potential habitat to locate any additional 



populations/occurrences/remnants. 

 



Undertake seed germination and/or vegetative propagation trials to determine the 

requirements for successful establishment.  

 

Conduct further research into whether the species is a disturbance opportunist. 



 

Monitor and determine the post-fire regeneration period. 



Regional and Local Priority Actions  

The following regional and local priority recovery and threat abatement actions can be done 

to support the recovery of Stirling Range Featherflower.

 

Habitat Loss, Disturbance and Modification 

 

Monitor known populations to identify key threats. 



 

Monitor the progress of recovery, including the effectiveness of management actions and 



the need to adapt them if necessary. 

 



Control access routes to suitably constrain public access to known sites on public land. 

 



Suitably control and manage access on private land. 

 



Minimise adverse impacts from land use at known sites. 

 



Investigate formal conservation arrangements, management agreements and covenants on 

private land, and for crown and private land investigate inclusion in reserve tenure if possible. 

 

Manage any other known, potential or emerging threats. 



Trampling, Browsing or Grazing  

 



Develop and implement a management plan for the control of kangaroos in the region. 

 



Manage total grazing pressure at important sites through exclusion fencing or other 

barriers.  

Enable Recovery of Additional Sites and/or Populations 

 



Undertake appropriate seed collection and storage. 

 



Investigate options for linking, enhancing or establishing additional populations. 

 



Implement national translocation protocols (Vallee et al., 2004) if establishing additional 

populations is considered necessary and feasible. 

This list does not necessarily encompass all actions that may be of benefit to Stirling Range 

Featherflower, but highlights those that are considered to be of highest priority at the time of 

preparing the conservation advice.  

Existing Plans/Management Prescriptions that are Relevant to the Species 

 



Wildlife Management Plan No 20, Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Albany 

District (Robinson & Coates, 1995). 

This prescription was current at the time of publishing; please refer to the relevant agency’s 

website for any updated versions.  



Verticordia carinata Conservation Advice - Page 2 of 3  

This Conservation Advice was approved by the Minister / Delegate of the Minister on: 

16/12/2008



 

Verticordia carinata Conservation Advice - Page 3 of 3  

Information Sources: 

Brown, A, Thomson-Dans, C & Marchant, N (eds) 1998, Western Australia's Threatened Flora, Department of 

Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia. 

Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) 2008, Records held in DEC’s Declared Flora Database and 

rare flora files, WA Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). 

Robinson, C.J & Coates, D.J 1995, Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District, Wildlife 

Management Plan No 20, Department of Conservation and Land Management, WA. 

Vallee, L, Hogbin, T, Monks, L, Makinson, B, Matthes, M & Rossetto, M 2004, Guidelines for the 



Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia (2

nd

 ed.), Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra.  



Document Outline

  • Description
  • Conservation Status
  • Distribution and Habitat
  • Threats
  • Research Priorities
  • Information Sources:
    • Robinson, C.J & Coates, D.J 1995, Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District, Wildlife Management Plan No 20, Department of Conservation and Land Management, WA.
    • Vallee, L, Hogbin, T, Monks, L, Makinson, B, Matthes, M & Rossetto, M 2004, Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia (2nd ed.), Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Canberra. 

Каталог: biodiversity -> threatened -> species -> pubs
pubs -> Syzygium hodgkinsoniae Conservation Advice Page 1 of 4 Approved conservation advice (s266B of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Approved Conservation Advice for
pubs -> Approved Conservation Advice (s266B of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Approved Conservation Advice for
pubs -> Approved Conservation Advice for Verticordia apecta
pubs -> Advice to the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) on Amendment to the list of Threatened Species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
pubs -> Allocasuarina fibrosa Conservation Advice Page 1 of 4 Approved Conservation Advice (s266B of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Approved Conservation Advice for
pubs -> Approved Conservation Advice for
pubs -> Established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
pubs -> Approved Conservation Advice for
pubs -> Approved Conservation Advice for
pubs -> Established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


Поделитесь с Вашими друзьями:


Verilənlər bazası müəlliflik hüququ ilə müdafiə olunur ©azkurs.org 2019
rəhbərliyinə müraciət

    Ana səhifə