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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to become a member of the Proserpine rock wallabyrecovery team.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the Threatened Species Unit of the Department of Environment andHeritage Protection, within the Queensland Government invited Whitsunday Regional Council tobecome a stakeholder on a recovery team for the Proserpine rock wallaby.
“Council is pleased to join the recovery team whose primary aim is to discuss, plan and facilitatethe implementation of management actions to conserve the Proserpine rock wallaby and to review the current recovery plan,” she said.
“One of the first tasks Council will be involved in will be to review the current recovery plan for the Proserpine rock wallaby.
“In 2010, the Australian and State Governments partnered together to develop the existing national recovery plan for the species.
“The recovery plan has an overall objective of ‘improving the conservation status of the Proserpine rock-wallaby through habitat protection, reducing threats to the species and increasing public participation in recovery efforts.’
“Council is very pleased to be able to be part of the review of the recovery plan and also happy to help protect this endangered species which is endemic to our Whitsunday region,” she said.Council will be represented on the recovery team by Councillor Jan Clifford and a Council officerand it is expected that the recovery team will meet three to four times a year.
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