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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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6 Recovery Plan Objectives 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 critical habitat. Clarify taxonomic status. 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. Recovery criteria Location and size of populations in northern SA, southern NT and northern WA is established. Critical habitat has been defined. Specific status and species boundaries are resolved. Captive population successfully maintained. Protocols for potential reintroduction into the wild are developed. Community based networks are developed and maintained. Actions Needed Carry out targeted surveys at previous collection sites and other areas of suitable habitat. Assess size of each population. Assess habitat at current and former sites of occurrence to define habitat critical. Conduct a taxonomic and phylogenetic assessment of the species using morphological and molecular characters. Husbandry of captive population and development of reintroduction protocols. Community education and information. Estimated costs of recovery (in $1000s) Actions Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 5 Total 1 25.0 10.0 5.0 20.0 30.0 90.0 2 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 60.0 3 25.0 25.0 4 27.5 27.5 55.0 5 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.0 140.0 6 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 9.0 Total 26.0 88.5 108.5 71.0 85.0 379.00