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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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20 Action 6. Community education and information. Aim To improve the profile of Slaters Skink and educate the community about its status and potential extinction. Justification Slaters Skink is arguably the most threatened vertebrate in central Australia and it is the only threatened vertebrate that has its range centred on Alice Springs. However, it is not widely known in the general community (including central Australia) and also has a poor scientific profile. This situation should be addressed because the plight of Slaters Skink may be an important indication of the damaging consequences for biodiversity in arid Australia of inappropriate management of floodplain environments. Methods Information on Slaters Skink will be provided to the community via media releases and by preparing material for various newsletters and newsgroups. The species may be put on display at the ASDP. Interpretive material should be produced to highlight the importance of conservation reserves and effective management of floodplain habitat to the continued survival of Slaters Skink. Responsibilities DIPE, ASDP, TSN Costs ($1000s) Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Total 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 9.0

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