Under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), or other national environmental legislation as may apply at the time an activity is proposed, any person proposing to undertake actions which may have a significant impact on any listed threatened species or ecological community should refer the action to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. The Minister will determine whether the action requires EPBC Act assessment and approval. Further advice on the EPBC Act is available from the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC).
Actions within habitat critical that could result in any of the following may result in a significant impact on threatened species and ecological communities of the Fitzgerald Biosphere:
Removal or disturbance of native vegetation that is used by a threatened species or that form a corridor between areas of habitat;
Spread of Phytophthora cinnamomi into areas of native vegetation;
Introduction of fire into habitat used by threatened species;
Catchment Groups: Bedford Harbour, Bremer River, Culham Inlet, Fitzgerald River, Oldfield River, Phillips River, Wellstead Estuary, West River, Yallobup Creek.
Friends of the Fitzgerald River National Park
Fitzgerald River NP Advisory Group
Fitzgerald River NP Fire Advisory Group
Ravensthorpe Wildflower Society
Friends of Western Ground Parrot
Malleefowl Preservation Group
Non-Government Environmental Organisations
Gondwana Link (participating groups in Gondwana Link include: Bush Heritage Australia, Fitzgerald Biosphere Group, Friends of the Fitzgerald River NP, Greening Australia, Green Skills, The Nature Conservancy and The Wilderness Society)
Bush Heritage Australia
Albany Aboriginal Heritage Reference Group
South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council
Goldfields Aboriginal Land & Sea Council
South Coast Threatened Species and Ecological Communities Regional Recovery Team (yet to be formed)
District, individual and multi-species Recovery Teams (listed in Section 6.1)
Museum of Western Australia
Universities (e.g. Curtin University, University of Western Australia, Murdoch University)
Mining companies with tenements in the Biosphere
Recreational Users (e.g. bushwalking, wildflowers, 4WD, motor bikes, fishermen, tourists)
Appendix 2: Species Profiles
The species profiles for the threatened species and ecological communities of the Fitzgerald Biosphere represented by this recovery plan are provided in the supporting document, ‘Appendix 2: Species Profiles’.
Appendix 3: Distribution of Threatened and Priority Species and Ecological Communities across the Landscape Units of the Fitzgerald Biosphere
The occurrence of each of the Fitzgerald Biosphere threatened species and ecological communities in each of the landscape units (Section 2.4) is shown in the below tables.