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DECC 2011/0259 Recovery Plan for Magenta LillyPilly Syzygium paniculatum
This document constitutes the national recovery plan for Magenta Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum) and, as such, considers the conservation requirements of the species across its known range. It identifies the actions to be taken to ensure the long term viability of the species in nature and the parties who will undertake these actions.
Magenta Lilly Pilly is listed as vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and endangered under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. The species is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree endemic to New South Wales, with a coastal distribution between Upper Lansdowne near Taree in the north and Conjola National Park near Sussex Inlet in the south. It is found on a range of land tenures and is represented in a number of national parks and nature reserves.
The overall objective of this recovery plan is to protect known subpopulations of Magenta Lilly Pilly from decline and to ensure that wild populations of the species remain viable in the long term. Specific recovery objectives include:
ensuring a coordinated and efficient approach to the implementation of recovery efforts
establishing the full extent of the distribution of Magenta Lilly Pilly
increasing the understanding of Magenta Lilly Pilly biology and ecology
minimising the decline of Magenta Lilly Pilly through in situ habitat protection and management
maintaining a representative ex situ collection of Magenta Lilly Pilly
raising awareness of the conservation significance of Magenta Lilly Pilly and involving the broader community in the recovery program.
It is intended that the recovery plan will be implemented over a five year period.
The preparation of this recovery plan was funded by the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust and has involved the combined effort of a number of people. The Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet would like to acknowledge the following people for their contribution:
Ian Hanson, Ian Wilkinson, Shane Ruming and Katrina McKay (Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet) who prepared this recovery plan.
Peter Richards and Phil Gilmour (Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd) who collated information on the status of the species, much of which forms the basis for the background of this plan.
Katie Thurlby who, along with supervisors William Sherwin (University of NSW), Maurizio Rossetto (Botanic Gardens Trust) and Peter Wilson (Botanic Gardens Trust), conducted the genetic research which frames the management context for many of the actions in this plan.
Robert Payne (Ecological Surveys and Management), Kevin Mills (Kevin Mills & Associates), Ian Turner, Mel Schroder, Deb Holloman, Doug Beckers, John Eaton and Pete Turner (all Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet), Chrissy Locke and Mark Armstrong (Department of Defence), Peter Wilson and Kim Hamilton (Botanic Gardens Trust), Alex Floyd (North Coast Regional Botanic Garden), Andrew Paget (Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority), Martin Fortescue and Andrew Chalklen (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) and Carole Helman (consultant) all provided valuable information and helpful feedback in relation to the species and the plan.
The Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Premier and Cabinet would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the many volunteer groups who have contributed to the protection of Magenta Lilly Pilly through their involvement in bush regeneration and the restoration of habitat.