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Recovery plan for Slater's skink, Egernia slateri. 2005 - 2010



Recovery plan for Slater's skink, Egernia slateri. 2005 - 2010


Pavey, Christopher R; Northern Territory. Department of Infrastructure, Planning And Environment; Natural Heritage Trust (Australia)


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Abbreviations -- Summary -- Introduction and general requirments -- Distribution and habitat -- Known and potential threats -- Recovery objectives and criteria -- Recovery actions -- References.




Skinks -- Northern Territory; Reptiles -- Conservation -- Northern Territory; Rare Reptiles -- Australia, Central; Endangered species -- Australia -- Management; Endangered Species -- Australia, Central

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Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

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Alice Springs


22 pages : map ; 30 cm.

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http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/e-slateri/index.html; http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/e-slateri/index.html [Australian Government. Dept. of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.]

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14 Strategy for Recovery The recovery program for Slaters Skink covers the time period 2005-2010 and aims to carry out the following tasks: conduct targeted surveys for the species in suitable habitat; clarify and map the current distribution; clarify its taxonomic status; establish and maintain a viable captive breeding population develop reintroduction protocols; and assess its abundance. Recovery Objectives and Criteria Overall Objectives To achieve an accurate assessment of distribution, abundance, and systematics of Slaters Skink within five years. To maintain or improve the conservation status of Slaters Skink (currently endangered). Specific Recovery Objectives Assess the current distribution and population size. Define suitable habitat. Clarify the taxonomic status especially with reference to the population in the Bungle Bungle Range, WA. Maintain a captive population as a buffer against extinction and develop methods for successful reintroduction Inform and involve the community and all stakeholders in the recovery process.

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