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Gilbert's Potoroo
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Recovery Plans outline the actions that we need to take to help threatened species or ecological communities survive and 'recover' to a healthy level.

The Plans are developed with a range of stakeholders, and are generally adopted for 10 years, with reviews after five years. They can be, and are, modified when changes in knowledge occur.

Recovery Plans prepared by the department may be adopted by the Australian Government, and are then referred to as National Recovery Plans.

Recovery plans for Western Australian animals

List of recovery plans for Western Australian animals prepared by Parks and Wildlife
(including those adopted as National recovery plans)
Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)    pdfNumbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) recovery plan1.57 MB
60 2015
White-bellied frog (Geocrinia alba)
Orange-bellied frog (Geocrinia vitellina)
pdfWhite-bellied and orange-bellied frogs (Geocrinia alba and Geocrinia vitellina) recovery plan1.67 MB 59 2014
Western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) pdfWestern ringtail possum recovery plan514.9 KB 58 2014
Quokka (Setonix brachyurus) Quokka recovery plan 56 2013
Black-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale lateralis)
Short-eared rock wallaby (Petrogale brachyotis)
Monjon (Petrogale burbidgei)
Nabarlek (Petrogale concinna)
Rothschild rock wallaby (Petrogale rothschildi)
Recovery plan for five species of rock wallabies: black-footed rock wallaby, short-eared rock wallaby, monjon, nabarlek and rothschild rock wallaby 55 2012
Chuditch (Dasyurus geoffroii) Chuditch recovery plan 54 2012
Western spiny-tailed skink (Egernia stokesii) Western spiny-tailed skink recovery plan 53 2012
Carnaby's cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) Carnaby's cockatoo recovery plan 52 2012
Woylie (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi) National Recovery plan for the woylie (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi) 51 2012
Western swamp tortoise (Pseudemydura umbrina) Western swamp tortoise recovery plan 50 2010
Western barred bandicoot (Perameles bougainville)
Burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur)
Banded hare-wallaby (Lagostrophus fasciatus)
Western barred bandicoot, burrowing bettong and banded hare-wallaby recovery plan 49 2012
Western trout minnow (Galaxias truttaceus hesperius) pdfWestern trout minnow recovery plan557.07 KB 47 2008
Western ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus flaviventris
Western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris)
Noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus)
Western whipbird (western heath) (Psophodes nigrogularis nigrogularis)
Western whipbird (western mallee) (Psophodes nigrogularis oberon)
Rufous bristlebird (western) (Dasyornis broadbenti litoralis)

South Coast Threatened Birds recovery plan

44 2014
Rufous Hare-wallaby, Mala (Bernier and Dorre Islands) (Lagorchestes hirsutus bernieri)
Rufous Hare-wallaby, Mala (central mainland) (Lagorchestes hirsutus spp. NTM U2430)
Rufous hare-wallaby national recovery plan 43 2012
Baudin’s cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii)
Forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso)
Forest black cockatoo (Baudin’s cockatoo) and Forest Red-tailed black cockatoo recovery plan 42 2008
Dunsborough burrowing crayfish (Engaewa reducta)
Margaret River burrowing crayfish (Engaewa pseudoreducta)
Walpole burrowing crayfish (Engaewa walpolea)
pdfDunsborough burrowing crayfish, Margaret River burrowing crayfish and Walpole burrowing crayfish recovery plan2.82 MB 41 2008
Dibbler (Parantechinus apicalis) pdfDibbler recovery plan376.26 KB 38 2008
Sunset frog (Spicospina flammocaerulea) pdfSunset frog recovery plan138.66 KB 35 2002
Gilbert’s potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) pdfGilbert’s Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) recovery plan1.37 MB 62 2016
Lancelin Island skink (Ctenotus lancelini) pdfLancelin Island skink recovery plan317.19 KB 22 2000
Djoongari or Shark Bay mouse (Pseudomys fieldi) pdfDjoongari (Shark Bay Mouse) recovery plan 1992-2001 (3rd edition)321 KB 17 2000
SpeciesRecovery Plan TitleWildlife Management Program No. Year Approved


Additional National recovery plans for Western Australian animals

List of additional National recovery plans for Western Australian animals
prepared by government agencies other than Parks and Wildlife
Australian sea-lion (Neophoca cinerea) Recovery plan for the Australian sea-lion 2013
Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) Conservation Management Plan for the Southern Right Whale 2013
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Recovery plan for the white shark 2013
Grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus) Draft recovery plan for the grey nurse shark 2013 2013
Plains rat, Palyoora (Pseudomys australis) National recovery plan for the plains mouse 2012
Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus) National recovery plan for the red goshawk 2012
Giant petrels
National recovery plan for threatened albatrosses and giant petrels 2011-2016 2011
Northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) National recovery plan for the northern quoll 2010
Muir’s corella (Cacatua pastinator pastinator) Muir’s corella recovery plan 2008
Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) National recovery plan for malleefowl 2007
Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) National recovery plan for the greater bilby 2006
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
Blue, fin and sei whale recovery plan 2005-2010 2005
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Whale shark recovery plan 2005-2010 2005
Antarctic tern [Indian Ocean] (Sterna vittata vittata)
Australian lesser noddy (Anous tenuirostris melanops)
Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea)
Fairy prion [southern] (Pachyptila tutur subantarctica)
Herald petrel (Pterodroma heraldica)
Soft-plumaged petrel (Pterodroma mollis)
National recovery plan for ten species of seabirds 2005
Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae) National recovery plan for the Gouldian finch 2005
Northern marsupial mole (Notoryctes caurinus)
Southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops)
Recovery plan for marsupial moles 2005-2010 2004
Butler’s dunnart (Sminthopsis butleri) National multi-species recovery plan for the Carpentarian antechinus, Butler’s dunnart and northern hopping-mouse 2004-2008 2004
Sub-Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis )
Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonine)
Sub-Antarctic fur seal and southern elephant seal recovery plan 2004
Crested shrike-tit [northern (sub)species] (Falcunculus (frontatus) whitei)
Masked owl [north Australian mainland subspecies] (Tyto novaehollandiae kimberli)
Partridge pigeon [eastern subspecies] (Geophaps smithii smithii)
National multi-species recovery plan for the partridge pigeon, crested shrike-tit and masked owl 2004
Golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus)
Golden-backed tree-rat (Mesembriomys macrurus)
Recovery Plan for the golden bandicoot and golden-backed tree-rat 2004-2009 2003
Flatback turtle (Natator depressus)
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
Recovery plan for marine turtles in Australia 2017
Great desert skink (Liopholis kintorei (formerly Egernia kintorei)) Recovery plan for the great desert skink 2001-2011 2001
SpeciesRecovery Plan TitleYear Approved

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