Overview of action statements
Once a species, community or threatening process is listed, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) requires that an action statement be prepared by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in consultation with relevant stakeholders as soon as possible following its listing.
Action statements provide information on a species, reasons for their decline and threats which affect it. Their purpose is to report on past management actions, establish a set of new management actions, and may include additional information on what needs to occur in the future to conserve and manage a taxon or community or threatening process
Specifically, they contain the following information:
- A summary of our knowledge of the listed item including description, distribution, habitat, life history and ecology and important populations;
- Conservation status both statewide and federally;
- Key threats to populations, e.g. loss of habitat, habitat degradation, inappropriate fire regimes, pest plants and animals;
- A summary of past management actions;
- Intended management actions to help secure populations and enable their long-term persistence; and
- Other considerations including socio-economic matters and climate change implications.
Action statements are made in close collaboration with a range of stakeholders to ensure we deliver the most strategic and effective actions. Key partners include Traditional Owners, government departments and agencies, scientific experts, environmental non-government organisations, community groups, land managers, and private landholders.
In addition to an action statement, some taxon, communities or threatening processes may also require a management plan.
Approved action statements
Page last updated: 30/06/21