Threatened and Iconic Species Program
The purpose of the Threatened and Iconic Species Program is to secure populations of threatened species to improve biodiversity.
We use a population-based approach to secure species over the long-term. Our principles for investment are:
- focus on species, populations or guilds for which there are clear delivery partners and that are identified as a priority by key stakeholders
- focus on species or populations that community value, particularly where securing a population requires investment in private land and community buy-in
- target threatened or iconic species or their populations where there is a clear community desire or need for recovery efforts (e.g., as identified in the NSW Murray Biodiversity Management Plan and Murray Catchment Action Plan)
- invest in species and recovery actions that benefit other threatened species or Endangered Ecological Communities
- invest in non-threatened (iconic or culturally-important) species where it is clear that working with them will benefit threatened species
- invest in regionally threatened and iconic species that are surrogates of nationally-significant fauna guilds and ecological communities
- support the trialling of innovative approaches to threatened species recovery
- improve Murray LLS and stakeholder knowledge of the likely effects of climate change on individual species and develop mitigation strategies for these.
Our focus over the medium term covers the following species and guilds:
- squirrel gliders
- small-bodied native fish
- bush stone-curlews
- threatened orchids
- corroboree and Booroolong frogs
- Australasian bittern.
- Squirrel Glider LAMP
- Small-bodied Native Fish
- Bush Stone-Curlew Conservation
- Wild Orchids
- Threatened Frogs
- See also the Environmental Capacity Building Project
See more on our Threatened and Iconic Species Program on the Australian Government’s MERIT website.