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The the smoky mouse, glossy black-cockatoo and Murrumbidgee bossiaea get action plans!

By johnboy - 8 March 2013 0

Environment and Sustainable Development have announced draft action plans for the conservation of three new species:

Murrumbidgee bossiaea is an upright shrub that is only found in the ACT, reaching up to 1.5 metres in height. Glossy black-cockatoos have suffered a national decline with the population having as few as 10,000 adults. The smoky mouse is similar in size to a small rat. The species is exceptionally hard to survey with only two sightings and one probable hair sample collected since the 1980s.

Action plans aim to protect local ACT species, outlining strategies to ensure the appropriate identification, protection and survival of these species to give them the best chance of surviving in the region.

“It is important that we get these plans right, and that is why we are asking the community to provide comment on the draft plans, to ensure the species is around for generations to come,” Mr Traves said.

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