Management of Commercial Harvesting of Protected Flora in Western Australia 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2018



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6.6.2 Reports to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Reports on the implementation of the WA flora management plan will be provided to DSEWPaC on a regular basis as detailed below.


6.6.2.1 Reports sent to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Special reports will be provided to DSEWPaC as changes occur, detailing:


  • documentary support for any proposed amendments to the Export Flora List, or the list of flora approved for trial exports (additions, deletions or changes in the category of listing);




  • any amendments to the list of Declared Rare Flora, as published in the Government Gazette; and,




  • variations in standard licence conditions.

Annual reports will be provided to DSEWPaC detailing:




  • data summaries from the analysis of flora returns detailed in section 6.5.1, above;







  • statistics which show the number and category of flora offences, and the recommended action and results;







  • a compilation of the results of research carried out in the previous twelve month period which is relevant to the commercial flora industry.


6.6.3 Reports from the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

DSEWPaC will provide to DEC on an annual annual basis, or as otherwise agreed between DSEWPaC and DEC, a compiled summary of the WA flora exported by each of the international exporters.


7 KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The specific objectives of this management plan as outlined in section 4 were:




  • ensure conservation of the taxa subject to this plan by maintaining sustainable populations throughout their existing geographical ranges in the State, taking into account the precautionary principle;




  • manage the commercial harvesting of protected flora to ensure that it is undertaken in a manner that does not jeopardise the conservation of the taxon being harvested nor, in the case of Crown land, the conservation values of the land;




  • provide for the development and operation of the flora industry in Western Australia in accordance with the principles of ecological sustainability, Government policy and the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950; and




  • provide for inter-generational equity by ensuring that the health, diversity and productivity of the environment is maintained or enhanced for the benefit of future generations.

The above objectives are met through the management measures and strategies outlined in section 5 of the plan, that being through licensing, the implementation of the Export Flora List and the management of the reserve system throughout the State. Annual reports will be provided on any changes to the Export Flora list, Declared Rare Flora List, licence conditions and statistics on the amount of land reserved for national parks, conservation parks, nature reserves and other reserves with a conservation purpose as outlined in section 6.6.2.1.

The following annual Key Performance indicators have been set to measure the success of the management arrangements identified in the plan, through: the comprehensive, adequate and representative reservation of lands for conservation; a measure of effective flora licensing arrangements; and, the outcome of field monitoring of compliance by persons involved in the industry.


KPI 1: Proportion of terrestrial IBRA sub-bioregions with greater than 15% reservation for conservation.
KPI 2: number of commercial flora licences issued under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.
KPI 3: number of reported offences under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 in relation to commercial flora harvesting in Western Australia, investigated by DEC.

8 REFERENCES

ABS (2013). Australian Bureau of Statistics Customised Report. Commonwealth of Australia.


Anon (1996). National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia’s Biological Diversity. Department of Environment, Sport and Territories
Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) (2006a). Draft 100- year Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Western Australia: blueprint to the Bicentenary in 2029, Government of Western Australia, Perth.
Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) (2006b). Phytophthora Dieback Atlas – From the bush to your back fence: what you need to know, Department of Environment and Conservation.
Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) (2007). Corporate Plan 2007-2009
Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) (2012). Western Australian Flora Statistics. http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/statistics/
Government of Western Australia (2000). The Salinity Strategy.
Hussey, B.M.J., G.J. Keighery, R.D. Cousens, J. Dodd and S.G. Lloyd (2007). Western Weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia (Second edition). The Weeds Society of Western Australia.
Podger, F.D., S.H. James and M.J. Mulcahy (1996). Review of Dieback in Western Australia – Report to the Western Australian Minister for the Environment.
Scott, P.M., Jung, T., Shearer, B.L., Barber, P.A. and Hardy, G.E.St.J. (2008). Potential role of Phytophthora species in Eucalyptus gomphocephala (tuart) decline. In: Third International Workshop on Phytophthora/Pythium and Related Genera, Ninth International Congress of Plant Pathology, 23 - 24 August, Turin, Italy.
Thackway, R. and Creswell, I.D. (1995). An Interim Biogeographic Rationalisation for Australia, Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Canberra.

Appendix 1

WA FLORA MANAGEMENT PLAN


EXPORT FLORA LIST Page No 1

Taxa which may be harvested from natural stands only where a specific endorsement (and any standard licence conditions) is attached to the licence

Boronia megastigma Brown boronia, Boronia

Banksia hookeriana Hookerana, hookers

Taxa which may be harvested from natural stands, subject to standard licence conditions

Acacia pentadenia Karri wattle

Actinodium cunninghamii Albany daisy, Swamp daisy

Adansonia gregorii Baobab, Boab

Adenanthos cuneatus Templetonia, Native temp

Adenanthos cygnorum Woolly bush

Adenanthos obovatus Basket flower

Agonis flexuosa Peppermint
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