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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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7 Biodiversity Benefits Slaters Skink is a species typical of floodplains dominated by Eucalypt and Mulga woodland, open woodland and shrubland on alluvial soils in central Australia. This environment has been degraded by a combination of cattle grazing, invasion by the introduced Buffel Grass, and changed fire regimes. The management, protection, and restoration of this environment will have benefits for the ecological integrity of plant and animal species especially those in Ironwood (Acacia estrophiolata) low open woodland and River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) woodland. The latter vegetation association supports a high richness of vertebrates including a suite of hollow-dependent birds, mammals and reptiles (Neave, Nano, Pavey et al. 2004). Conservation of Slaters Skink habitat has benefits for other threatened and near threatened species including the Desert Sand Skipper (Croitana aestiva), a butterfly endemic to the MacDonnell Ranges bioregion.

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