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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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9 in many recovery actions and will play a key role in the plans implementation. Monitoring and management actions undertaken on Aboriginal land will be carried out in consultation with the CLC and other relevant Aboriginal organisations and communities. Aboriginal people will be employed in fieldwork where possible. Pastoralists will be encouraged to play an increased role in Slaters Skink recovery if the opportunity arises. Role and interests of indigenous people The recent shift towards the joint management of conservation lands in the NT opens up opportunities for the involvement of Aboriginal people in many aspects of conservation management. DIPE is currently working towards the inclusion of traditional owners, other indigenous people with detailed traditional knowledge, and young indigenous apprentices to guide and assist with the development and implementation of joint management procedure. In particular, a traditional ecologist will be consulted to facilitate the incorporation of indigenous knowledge on biology, threatening processes and cultural and economic significance (if any) of Slaters Skink in the recovery process. The successful recovery of Slaters Skink will involve some actions on Aboriginal land. Work undertaken on Aboriginal land will involve traditional owners and other Aboriginal people as much as possible, particularly to assist in: survey and monitoring projects, and carrying out management actions. Social and economic impacts The implementation of the recovery plan is unlikely to result in any significant adverse social and economic impacts. Distribution and Habitat Distribution Historical distribution Two subspecies are described; E. s. slateri from the southern NT and E. s. virgata from northern SA. The SA subspecies is known from only six specimens; two held in the MoV and four in the SAM. The exact location is not known for any of these specimens. The MoV specimens were collected on the Horn Expedition in 1896. The Expedition used the rail terminus at Oodnadatta as a starting place and then traveled north through Macumba and Dalhouise Springs into the NT. The SAM specimens probably were collected during Captain S. A. Whites 1914 expedition that began at Oodnadatta following the course of the Neales River north-west toward the Everard Range and then turned north to the eastern Musgrave Range (M. Hutchinson personal communication).

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